High winds in Texas cause property damage and utilities loss for many
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Wind storms swept across a large part of Texas on Wednesday, leaving property damaged and many homes without power.
Downed lamposts and trees were reported in multiple locales. One media source reported overturned playground equipment in the city of. Winds up to 40 (mph) were reported over much of the - Metroplex. Approximately 9,500 people within and counties were without electrical power as late as Thursday afternoon.
Late Wednesday evening, thereported winds at up to 66 mph. The city of recorded wind speeds up to 70 mph during the storm; three homes, two barns and two business buildings sustained damage. A home in was damaged when a tree was toppled during the storm (see photo at left).
Dust from as far away as west Texas covered vehicles and other property early Thursday morning in the eastern part of the state. A car wash manager in
- Terry Evans, Shirley Jinkins. "High winds knock out power across Dallas-Fort Worth" — , December 20, 2012
- Faith Harper. "West Texas dust cakes East Texas with grime" — , December 21, 2012