EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - Storms tore through across deep East Texas Wednesday evening leaving a path of destruction. The severe weather included thunderstorms, hail and lightening causing numerous problems.
Near FM 841, a lightening strike caused a house to catch on fire.
"Lightning hit so hard that it shook the whole house. It sounded like it hit somewhere, but we didn't realize it was so close," said Carl Putnam, a neighbor.
Meanwhile, residents in the Englewood subdivision were without power. At least one resident saw trees landing in his backyard diving straight into his pool.
"Tornado had took a tree on the back side of my house and it took my whole house across the fence and into the pool," said Terence Hopkins, the homeowner.
Several yards down the road, multiple neighbors are left with debris outside their front door.
"All of sudden the wind starting blowing real hard and I looked out the door and trees were everywhere," said Derick White, another Englewood resident.
After several warning, neighbors were on high alert as the storms caused numerous power outages, flooded streets and high winds.
As a result of the heavy rains, Lufkin Police Department sought more help to cover the severe weather sending officers at scenes after downed power lines, high waters and road debris.
Meanwhile, at least one road was blocked in the Fuller Springs area after a tree fell on McAdams road. While, half a mile up the same road, one home took a big hit after a tree fell in the middle of the house. Luckily the woman inside the home walked away uninjured.