Severe thunderstorm warning issued for counties of Sabine, Tyler, Jasper

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for southern Sabine County and Tyler and Jasper counties until 3:30 p.m.

A flash flood warning is in effect for southeast Angelina, Sabine, San Augustine and Shelby until 5 p.m. and Jasper and Tyler counties until 6:45 p.m.

According to the National Weather Service, sheriff's deputies in Jasper County are reporting that trees are down on County Roads, 23, 28, 29, and 62. All of the roads listed are in northwest Jasper County.

The NWS is also saying that sheriff's office deputies in San Augustine County are reporting that trees are down on State Highway 83 near old 705. Only the shoulder of the road is passable at this time.

The emergency manager in Tyler County told the National Weather Service that several highways are closed in Woodville because of flooding. US Highway 69, State Highway 190, and FM 256 are are all closed in the Woodville area.

As of noon Friday, it appears residents in the counties of Angelina and Nacogdoches have avoided major damage caused by the storms.

In Nacogdoches, Bill Sherill reported a tree broke in half and a limb punctured his roof on Idlewood Road.

In Angelina County, a big tree fell at the Lufkin State Supported Living Center and over TV Road, taking out a fence.

Anyone who has witnessed damage in their area is urged to call KTRE at (936) 853-8639.

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