San Augustine County hard hit by overnight storms
Thu, 04/25/2019 - 8:00am
Tornado damage reported as are power outages, road closures
Following reported tornado activity in the San Augustine area, crews are now currently assessing the damage so that power restoration may begin, reported Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative.
If you or someone in your household is dependent upon life support, identify a location you can move to that has an alternate power source, said Brittney Ford, director of communications for DETEC.
Above all, DETEC encourages everyone to keep safety a priority. Should you encounter a downed line, consider it live and dangerous. Please report all downed lines and outages to DETEC at 1(800) 392-5986.
TxDOT earlier Thursday morning reported several roads and highways in San Augustine County had been closed because of debris on the roads. As of about 6 a.m., TxDOT reported FM 363, FM 2213 and FM 1277 have been reopened. Texas 21; and Texas 147 North were reportedly still closed in spots as crews worked to clear debris.
Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative is a non-profit electricity provider serving 8 counties in Deep East Texas: San Augustine, Shelby, Sabine, Panola, Nacogdoches, Rusk, Jasper and Newton.