Cleanup begins following strong storms overnight

Cleanup in Kilgore begins following strong storms overnight

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - Crews are cleaning up damage after strong storms moved through East Texas last night.

Several areas reported damage from the storms as they moved through.

Trees were reported down in Kilgore as well as some structural damage to buildings following the storms.

A home was damaged on Bean Street in Kilgore after a tree fell onto it.

Damage in Kilgore.
Damage in Kilgore. (Source: KLTV viewer)

KLTV’s Bob Hallmark spoke with the owners of the home about their experience surviving the storm.

According to the Kilgore police Facebook page, they said it looks like they received more residential damage than originally believed. They will be doing damage assessment in the area for a little while today. They said if any residents have immediate needs, please contact them and they will try to give some direction or assist how they can.

Storm Damage Update: Unfortunately it does look like we sustained more residential damage than originally believed. We...

Posted by Kilgore Police Department on Saturday, January 11, 2020

In Harrison County, Caddo Lake State Park is closed until further notice due to storm cleanup and maintenance.

Park closed until further notice due to storm cleanup, maintenance, and road clearance. We appreciate your patience.

Posted by Caddo Lake State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife on Saturday, January 11, 2020

In the Lakewood subdivision in the city of Center, multiple trees were toppled by the storm’s strong winds.

Damage in Center
Damage in Center (Source: KTRE)

Some trees were also reported down in Smith County as the storms came through. A house was also reportedly struck by lightning near CR 452 and CR 4125 near Lindale.

In Nacogdoches County, a man was killed after a tree fell onto his home during the storms. The home was located on Sweat Circle.

A man was killed in Nacogdoches County after a tree fell onto his home.
A man was killed in Nacogdoches County after a tree fell onto his home. (Source: KTRE)

According to a press release from Nacogdoches County Judge Greg Sowell, Larry Hadnot, Jr., age 44 , was inside the home when a tree was blown over onto the house trapping him. Another individual was also inside the house, but escaped with minor injuries. Hadnot was pronounced dead at the scene, and an inquest was held by Justice of the Peace Pct 1 Kerry Don Williamson.

POWER OUTAGES:

As of 3 p.m. Saturday, some areas are still reporting power outages.

SWEPCO

Longview - 1,620

Kilgore - 578

Marshall - 22

Henderson - 18

Carthage - 20

Center - 130

ONCOR

Jacksonville - 226

Rusk - 51

Nacogdoches - 101

Cushing - 328

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