Strong Storms Pound Nacogdoches Thursday Afternoon

Scattered afternoon thunderstorms moved across parts of East Texas Thursday afternoon producing some wind damage.  The strongest storm moved over the city of Nacogdoches during the 4pm hour prompting a severe thunderstorm warning for the county.

Victoria LaFollett-Koenig, the Deputy City Manager and Emergency Management Coordinator for the city of Nacogdoches reported the following incidents:

  • Entire roof blown off of Texas Farm Products and into the street blocking roadways. One woman was injured.  She was taken to the hospital but the injuries were not thought to be life threatening.
  • Power outages in the south and southeastern portions of Nacogdoches.
  • Numerous reports of downed trees.
  • Downed powerlines throughout city. Multiple reports of trees on fire from downed powerlines.
  • Traffic lights out throughout city.
  • Flag pole at city's parks and recreation building struck by lightning.  Base of flag pole was moved by lightning strike.
  • Nickel sized hail.

Elsewhere, strong storms caused a few spotty power outages Thursday evening in southern Angelina County near Zavalla and Diboll.

Heavy rains also fell over Trinity County where up to 5 inches of rain was indicated in some isolated areas by Doppler radar.

Here is a look at rainfall totals from around the area:

Angelina County
  • Huntington:  Trace
  • Zavalla: 0.5"
Houston County
  • Lovelady: 1.4"
Nacogdoches County
  • Carrizo Creek: Trace
  • Looneyville: 0.2"
Polk County
  • Barnum: 2.2"
Rusk County
  • South Rusk County: 0.8"
Sabine County
  • Milam: 0.4"
San Augustine County
  • Goodwin: 1.3"
Shelby County
  • Arcadia: 0.5"

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