Storm destroys Jasper Co. home, damages another

Source: KTRE
Source: KTRE

JASPER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Saturday's storm in East Texas has destroyed the property of a Jasper County family while they were celebrating Christmas at their neighbor's home.

Sheriff Mitchell Newman said he believes it was a tornado which touched down on County Road 301. He said the family was next door at their neighbors' house when it hit. The winds caused damage to the home where they were celebrating Christmas and then they came home to find their house and barn destroyed.

"They had a lot of antiques in that barn and they're all gone," Newman said. "They had a big walk-in freezer too and they can't even find it now."

Newman said no injuries were reported.