Rain, lightning damage Texoma homes

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PARIS, Texas (KXII) -- About 15 homes flooded and about seven roads around Lamar county are still closed Monday after early morning thunderstorms dropped four to five inches of rain.

Roads include Highway 271 north of Pattonville, and north of Deport as well as FM 905.

At one point, Lamar Electrip Co-op had 960 customers without power.

The Red Cross helped those out of their homes because of the flooding.

Grayson County storm damage

SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) -- The wind and lightning did some damage in Grayson county.

A tree was brought down by lightning on North Broughton and Sycamore.

The tree took down power lines as it fell, and a few people in that area are still without power.

Coal County home damaged by lightning

A Coalgate woman says her home was struck by lightning twice on Sunday night after the storm.

Terri Palmer the storm hit so hard, it knocked branches off her trees, and even a lamp fell inside her home.

"Well,we heard it first, it like sounded like it took the end of the house off," Palmer said.

Palmer says she didn't check to see if there was any damage until this morning, when she found the concrete in front of her garage had been cracked about 10 feet wide and 6 inches deep.

"I came outside and found the busted concrete and all the Easter stuff blown everywhere and it hit some stuff in my garage and knocked it back," she said

Coal County Emergency Management Director Troy Hudson said it had been raining, and the concrete was wet, so anything could have attracted the lightning.

"It had been raining and the concrete was wet so anything can attract that lightning.



 
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