Storms Overnight Cause Flooding, Scattered Damage

(June 13, 2014) Storms overnight produced damaging wind, hail, heavy rain, and flooding in parts of Central Texas, but Friday morning area law enforcement agencies had no reports of serious damage.

Street flooding was reported in the Waco area and runoff from the heavy rain shut down southbound Interstate 35 in Lorena, southbound I-35 at New Road in Waco and northbound I-35 near Robinson at around 1:30 a.m. Friday.

The highway is now clear and traffic is moving normally.

There were scattered reports of flooded homes in the Waco area and in Lorena as a result of heavy runoff from the storms.

The western side of Coyrell County was hammered by hail as large as 2 inches and there were reports Friday of broken tree limbs.

Hail as large as 1.75 inch fell in Bosque County and Lampasas County received hail as large as 2 inches.

The storm downed power poles and large trees in Robertson County

The National Weather Service says a tornado tracked across Burnet County Thursday night and touched down near Briggs and traveled southwest toward Bertram.

A roof was torn off one house and another home was lifted off its foundation to about 150 yards away, Burnet County Emergency Management Coordinator Jim Barho said.

He says minor injuries were reported and nobody required medical attention.

Abilene Fire Department officials say three people outside for a children's parade suffered minor head injuries from hail Thursday night.

Hail also broke out windows in some vehicles in Abilene.


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