Listener reports came in to KSST early Monday from across the county about rainfall received from Sunday night’s destructive storms which affected Hopkins County during the wee hours of Monday.
A Tira lisener reported 1.9″
Sandfield Community about 2″
Rocky Ridge 1 7/8″. “Rain came in three different waves plus a lot of lightning”
1 7/8″ at Brinker
on CR 1174 just south of Sulphur Springs, almost 3″ of rain. “the first wave amounted to 1/2″ then the second wave of th storm brought lots more rain and the third wave really dumped the rainfall. There was not a lot of wind but there was a lot of lightning”.
2 4/10″ in town, just off Mockingbird Lane.
KSST’s James Terry rode the storm on the air through the midnight hour until weather danger seemed to have passed. He said that Oncor was reporting about 6,000 power outages in the Metroplex area, which may have included more as day broke on Monday. The storms affected the main campus of Texas A and M Commerce, downing trees and causing power outages. The main campus will re-open to students on Tuesday October 22, 2019.
Joy Wilson of Sulphur Springs reports that her son Jay Porterfield, a former Hopkins County resident, sustained extensive damage at his home in Sachse. The first storm at about 9:30 pm Sunday broke out windows and started a leak in the roof, so as a more destructive second wave brought additional damage to the home and property, the family took refuge in a safe area under the stairs. His 5-bay shop, where the family’s vehicles were placed for safety, had it’s roof and overhead doors buckled from wind and the cars could not be removed. At 1am, the family was escorted from their home by emergency workers and guided around hot electrical wires on the ground, and they spent the night in a Wylie hotel. This morning, Jay reported that their large horse trailer was nowhere in sight at first, but when located, “it looked like it had been rolled then thrown back to the ground”. Other homes in his neighborhood were flattened, but it appears that everyone has been accounted for.