Severe Storms Cause Major Damage in Northern Hockley County

letstalkSevere storms moved through the south plains early Saturday morning and again Sunday morning causing damage in several locations with the most damage being reported in Lamb County and Northern Hockley County.

Residents in Littlefield and Lamb County were awakened around midnight on Saturday morning to large hail.  The hail which was estimated at golf ball to baseball size according to reports from the National Weather Service caused several thousands of dollars in damage to cars, homes and even broke the lens on a tower cam in Littlefield, which belonged to a Lubbock TV station.  Residents in Anton, reported baseball size hail knocking the windows out of many buildings in the community.  Their were also reports of large holes through the siding of many buildings in Anton as well.  Very heavy rainfall accompanied the storms on Saturday morning causing street flooding in many locations.  Many streets in Anton were blocked due to the flooding.  We also had reports out of Cochran county that flooding caused the closure of some roads for a short time Saturday morning.  Rainfall reports on Saturday morning ranged from 1-2″ in most locations on the South Plains.  The KLVT studios received 1.25″ Saturday morning.  High winds were also recorded in Levelland Saturday morning, the West Texas Mesonet recorded 75 mph winds 4 miles South of the Levelland Airport.  The strong winds caused trees to be broken, including a large tree blown over on Country Club lane which forced the closure of that road until the tree could be removed in daylight on Saturday morning.

Sunday morning brought less severe storms to the area around 1am.  The West Texas Mesonet and KLVT Studios both received a 65 mph wind gust during the storm, although the hail reports with the Sunday storm was much less.

Xcel Energy reported a power outage, Saturday morning which affected over 1,500 customers in Levelland.  Power was out for just over 1 hour.  Power outages were reported in the northern South Plains near Abernathy on Sunday morning with several power poles being blown down in the area.  Over 1,000 customers were reported without power in Abernathy Sunday.

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