Damage reported in Cherokee, Rusk counties from overnight storms

Damage reported in Cherokee, Rusk counties from overnight storms

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - The National Weather Service is expected to survey damage in Cherokee and Rusk counties after storms moved through the area Tuesday evening.

NWS crews will start is Rusk and travel toward Reklaw today, which they say is the same path the storm took.

Wednesday morning, an RV was found to have been damaged by a collapsed awning near the corner of White Oak Road and Texas Forest Trail in Reklaw. Debris was also strewn across the property. More metal sheets were caught in the branches of a tree.

There are other reports of downed trees in the area.

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Tornado warnings were issued for several East Texas counties on Tuesday. After conducting its survey Wednesday, the National Weather Service will determine what type of weather caused the damage.

Several roads have also been closed across the area due to flooding. The Texas Department of Transportation says the following roads have been closed:

  • FM 319 in Redtown in Anderson County from FM 322 to End of State Maintenance
  • FM 1857 at Boxes Creek in Cherokee County

Storm reports may be submitted to the National Weather Service by visiting their website.

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