KETR Local
6:23 am
Wed June 10, 2009

Wednesday's storms bring power outages, but little damage


– Virtually the entire KETR listening region was impacted in some way or another by severe weather Wednesday night, leaving thousands without power.

At around 6:30 p.m. the National Weather in Forth Worth issued a tornado warning for portions of North Central Texas, which proceeded to push off to the east. Dallas and Collin County would also experience a tornado warning. Fortunately, the line of storms was downgraded before hitting Hunt and Fannin Counties, but did pick up again when entering portions of East Texas.

There have not been any reports of injuries, but several customers did lose power.

Stan McKey with Oncor tells KETR that more than 700 customer in Paris and over 1,600 people in Hopkins County were without power as of 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. McKey also indicated there were extensive outages in the Sherman area. Officials say more than 260,000 total residences along the entire path of storm lost power at some point.

KETR would like to thank those who called in with reports Wednesday night, giving our listeners off the east an idea of what they may experience in terms of severe weather. Listeners wishing to report damage can do so by emailing us at ketr@ketr.org.