Lubbock & South Plains clean up from storm damage - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/31/09

Lubbock & South Plains clean up from storm damage

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By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Residents all over Lubbock and the South Plains are cleaning up storm damage Thursday. For example the Four Paws Pet Resort on West 19th had part of the roof blown off. Firefighters responded early Thursday morning to in part because there was concern the debris from the tin roof might get caught up in the power lines. But it didn't, and there were no reports of injuries.

There was also a tree knocked down onto a house by lightning in the 6400 block of 28th Street.  Just as a precaution firefighters also responded;  there were reports of water leaking into the house but no reports of injuries.

The storm took a toll on NewsChannel 11 as well.  Photojournalist Tim Honeycutt was shooting video in the area of 50th and Avenue Q when all of the sudden strong currents of water picked up his vehicle and moved it.   Tim was okay.  He just needed a little help moving the vehicle to a safe location.

And it wasn't just Lubbock.  Officially, according to the National Weather Service, Childress had wind gusts up to 102 miles per hour Wednesday night.   A couple of hotels and one restaurant sustained structural damage.  Two semi trucks were blown over.  Trees and limbs came down and there were power outages.

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