The storms that came through East Texas last night brought powerful winds to several areas. Trees were knocked down, power lines were toppled and a few homes were badly damaged. As the storm passed through, a home off of fm 323 in Rusk county was cut in half by my a massive tree blown down by winds. The entire structure was moved off the foundation.
"Its pretty bad. The tree probably moved it 8 feet off the foundation," says neighbor Bill Davis.
Tons of lumber came down on the home where the occupant, a woman in her 80's, had been just seconds earlier.
"I think she's very lucky , she was just in that room she told me and moved to the other room when the tree hit," Davis says.
Another home miles away, a huge oak crashes down , limbs piercing through the walls.
"I got a phone call this morning from my neighbor, not the kind of phone call you want to get. I was blown away," says property owner Wayne Moore.
Homeowners say there was no warning. A couple of small wind noises , then the crash of the huge trees.
"They didn't see it coming. Nobody did. Is there any trailer left , that was my first impression. But I still think we're blessed. There's only a couple of holes punched in the trailer , we can repair those," Moore says.
There were no reported injuries.