Strong storms cause minor injuries, damage in San Antonio
Author: Julie Sanders Feb 20, 2017,
Feb 20, 2017, 21:53
The brunt of the storm hit an area located just south of the San Antonio Airport, which is north of downtown. More than 100 homes have been damaged (some, it appears, irreparably) across the city, particularly in the Alamo Heights and Stone Oak areas.
The San Antonio Fire Department reports more than 100 homes have been damaged following the storms in the greater SA-area late Sunday and early Monday, according to KSAT. Eastern Time, there were more than 39,148 San Antonio residents going without power, according to the website of CPS Energy, a city energy provider.
"The same weather system that struck Southern California last Friday caused severe storms to develop in Texas and southern Oklahoma late Sunday", said weather.com meteorologist Chris Dolce. The five people hurt suffered minor injuries.
San Antonio Fire Department spokesman Woody Woodward says 43 homes were damaged, including three that collapsed. Storm leaves behind heavy damage in San AntonioIf you're viewing on our ABC13 news app, tap on the photo above to see more images.
The American Red Cross is working to relocate the dozens of displaced families left homeless after the storm blew tress through their homes or tore of their roofs.