Widespread damage is reported county-wide as of 8am Thursday morning. Damage is reported to homes, buildings, vehicles and other property.
This activity followed a tornado in Greenville, Texas which produced significant damage in parts of Hunt County. However, Sulphur Springs City officials received no reports of injuries in Hopkins County.
If you have reports,call KSST at 903-885-6060 or email details and photos to [email protected]
Sulphur Springs Emergency Management officials,during the first storm cell, activated the storm sirens as what appeared to be a possible tornado
spotted moving into Hopkins County, with the south part of town on the storm track. At one point,the storm,which blew through SS at about 10:15 pm included torrential rain, 40 mph winds and some hail, and reduced visibility to a few feet. Hail was also reported in the Brinker and Saltillo areas in the eastern side of Hopkins County. Golfball-size hail was also reported at Campbell prior to the storm’s entry into the east side of Hopkins County. A Cumby area listener reported 4 inches of rainfall from the storm, and a listener at Brinker reported 3 inches of rainfall with some hail.
As of mid-morning Thursday, power remains off in parts of the City and in the county, due to power lines being blown down in Wednesday night’s weather. Phone service was out for some residents.
Paris Jr. College/Sulphur Springs campus on Loop 301/Jefferson Street was not able to hold classes Thursday morning due to power outage.
One report of damage on the Sulphur Springs downtown square was of a roof blown off of an office in the 200 block of Church Street.
Throughout the city, trees were uprooted and limbs broken off of trees,some landing on homes and outbuildings in various parts of town.
Some of the main areas of damage include: the Mulberry Street area near SS Public Library…from Sulphur Springs Airport on Loop 301 West to Airport Road and the hospital area….along Interstate 30 East and the Sulphur Springs Country Club area and areas further east…
City crews were dispatched in the early hours of Thursday to aid emergency workers in checking and clearing streets. Crews will continue working today (thurs) cutting and removing debris from city streets. Residents should be aware that crews will only be cutting to the curb.
To help the residents of SS, the City is opening the Spring Clean Up Site (near Flo-serve) today (thurs) through Saturday at 7pm so residents
can take debris and drop it off. The clean-up site will remain open until 7pm Saturday June 22.
Hopkins County Commissioners crews are in action cutting up and removing trees and limbs blocking county roads. Contact the Commissioner of your Precinct to report trees blocking roadways.