Storms bring flooding, damages, power outages to East Texas

Storms bring flooding, damages, power outages to East Texas
In Rusk County, multiple crews are battling a tank battery fire in the Laneville area in the 11700 block of FM 225.

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - Severe storms brought damage and power outages to parts of East Texas on Saturday.

Storm damages and flooding

Anderson County

In Anderson County road closures and high water were reported at the following locations: 1400 blk Bassett, 100 blk Ferguson, 100 blk Timber, 100 blk Blanton, Reagan at May, Court at Bassett, Cottage at Oak, Brazos at Sycamore, Colorado at Sycamore, 400 blk Trimble (trees down), Oak at Texas, W. Reagan at Queen, Link at Loop 256, Burkitt St between S. Jackson and Fulton, Gardner/Peachtree/Fitzhugh.

Cherokee County

In Cherokee County, dispatchers reported flooding across the county and water rescues are underway in multiple locations. Officials say the flooding is widespread and at this time a list of flooded roads is not available. Drivers are encouraged to stay off the roads. A flash flood warning is in effect for the county through 12:30 a.m.

Houston County

In Houston County, the Texas Department of Transportation reported the following roads are closed: Trees reported down in Houston County on U.S. 287 north; FM 227 east of Grapeland; FM 228 and FM 229. Drive with caution. Prepare for delays as crews begin work to clear these roadways.

Nacogdoches County

In Nacogdoches County, the Texas Department of Transportation reported the following road are closed due to flooding: Highway 7 East, just east of SL 224; FM 225, between Douglass and Cushing; FM 343; State Highway 21, near Melrose.

Rusk County

In Rusk County, multiple crews are battling a tank battery fire in the Laneville area in the 11700 block of FM 225.

Rusk County Office of Emergency Management has reported three structures are in danger. Laneville Volunteer Fire Department is on scene, along with ‪Mount Enterprise VFD, Henderson FD, Rusk County Rescue, and Rusk County OEM. ‬

The department posted video of the fire to social media.

VIDEO: Crews battle tank battery fire in Rusk County

Wood County

In Wood County, storms downed trees and destroyed several small structures in the city of Alba.

Power outages

Thousands were without power Saturday evening. Check outages below. This story will update as new outages are posted.

Oncor

  • Anderson County: 3,489
  • Angelina County: Fewer than 5
  • Cherokee County: 215
  • Henderson County: 285
  • Hopkins: 256
  • Houston County: 22
  • Smith County: 1,321
  • Van Zandt County: 611

SWEPCO

  • Camp County: 33
  • Cass County: 11
  • Franklin County: 9
  • Gregg County: 110
  • Morris County: Fewer than 5
  • Panola County: Fewer than 5
  • Rusk County: 231
  • Shelby County: 82
  • Smith County: 89
  • Titus County: 265
  • Upshur County: Fewer than 5
  • Van Zandt County: 282
  • Wood County: 757

Wood County Electric Co-Op

  • Camp County: 1
  • Franklin County: 385
  • Hopkins County: 430
  • Smith County: 4
  • Titus County: 13
  • Van Zandt County: 6
  • Wood County: 1,814

Upshur Rural

  • Upshur County: 697

Trinity Valley Electric

  • Anderson County: 1,714
  • Henderson County: 1,339
  • Van Zandt County: 697

Houston County Electric Cooperative

  • Anderson County: 3,236
  • Angelina County: 283
  • Cherokee County: 9
  • Houston County: 8,741

Sam Houston Electric Cooperative

  • Polk County: 25

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