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Severe Saturday Thunderstorms Cause Damage In Abilene

May 19, 2019 - 10:56 am

ABILENE (1080 KRLD) - A severe thunderstorm ripped through parts of Abilene early Saturday.

Straight-line winds caused signifcant damage, especially in the southwest part of the city, at around 5:45 a.m. Saturday. Tiffany Casey told KTAB-TV that she feels lucky that her house is still standing.

No fatalities or major injuries were reported, but the city declared a disaster and said that the Emergency Operations Center has been activated. Police warned residents to stay away from downed power lines on the assumption that they could still be active.

Over 9,000 residents lost power.