Power on for Hopkins County and Surrounding Counties

July 9, 2024 – Hopkins County received the blessing of needed rain, but none of the destruction other parts of Texas received. Once a Category 5 hurricane, Beryl was classified as tropical depression when close to Sulphur Springs.

A tropical depression forms when a low pressure area is accompanied by thunderstorms that produce a circular wind flow with maximum sustained winds below 39 mph. An upgrade to a tropical storm occurs when cyclonic circulation becomes more organized and maximum sustained winds gust between 39 mph and 73 mph.

According or Encore and Farmer Electric Coop, one one residence was without power in Hopkins County.

ENCORE Power Outage Map Tuesday morning.

Other regions of East Texas were not so lucky. Thousands of customer around and south of Tyler are without power this morning. Some without an estimate of when power might be restored.

Although a flood watch was issued for Hopkins County, no reports of flooding were received. Several inches of rain fell, but the rate was slow enough that most of the water was absorbed.

Author: KSST Webmaster

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