Storms moving through the Deep East Texas area have caused damage to several structures and has caused one large retailer to lose power.
According to David Reimer with the National Weather Service, Lufkin's Walmart has been evacuated.
The 911 Call Center in Sabine County is reporting numerous trees and power lines down throughout the county with more than 27,000 people without power. Sheriff Tom Maddox said there have been no reports of damage to homes or road closures.
TxDOT spokeswoman Kathi White said northbound lanes of US 59 at the Union Pacific Railroad Underpass just north of Loop 287 in Lufkin were closed due to flooding. Traffic was detoured to FM 2021 as well as FM 3521. It was open again by 5:30 p.m.
A tree fell on a house on the 1700 block of Courtney Lane in Lufkin, putting a hole in the roof.