Straight-line winds damage Cooke County

Published: Jul. 21, 2022 at 6:38 PM CDT
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GAINESVILLE, Texas (KXII) - Workers are putting things back together again at a Gainesville Wendy’s after a strong wind from Wednesday night’s storms blew the restaurant’s sign into a neighboring Taco Bell.

The Taco Bell was closed today for structural safety, according to a sign on the door.

Cooke County was under a severe thunderstorm warning - straight-line winds caused damage in the area.

Winds were clocked at up to 61 miles per hour

According to Sheriff Ray Sappington, a Cooke County Sheriff’s Department vehicle was hit by a fallen tree during the storm.

It was parked at a deputy’s home overnight when it happened.

Sappington said the deputy was not hurt.

Just west of Gainesville, lots of limbs were broken out of trees at the J. M. Lindsay park.

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