NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Overnight storms left many in deep East Texas with a mess to clean up on Thursday morning. Road closures, trees down, and power outages are just some of the damages left behind.
Nacogdoches County resident Judy Waggoner described the moment a tree fell in front of her yard at her home just off of FM 225.
“It was raining so hard and the wind was blowing so hard and lightning and everything last night and we didn’t get up to look, but our bedroom is right here and when I got up this morning and looked out the window, the tree was staring me in the face,” Waggoner said.
The gardens at Stephen F. Austin University behind the arboretum were also completely under water. SFA Professor David Creech explains that plants in the garden can endure the heavy amounts of water.
“Trees are doing good. We look at it as we don’t have to water for a while,” Creech said. “The shrubs, the woody ornamentals will stay in place, that’s not a problem. So while it moves all our mulch down to Lufkin everything else is doable as far as gardening is concerned.”
The severe storms have caused several road closures. For a list of closures, click here.