Dozens of Floyd County Residents Cleanup after Storms Rip Through - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/10/05

Dozens of Floyd County Residents Cleanup after Storms Rip Through

Less than 24 hours after the rash of storms from June 9th, the National Weather Service was still trying to assess the damage. Floyd County felt the brunt of the storm where debris scattered various county roads, fields and front yards.The storm traveled along FM 54 in Floyd County from Petersburg to McCoy, which is where NewsChannel 11 found most of the damage.

Fields that have turned into lakes and homes with destroyed roofs were common sights after Thursday night's storm activity. NewsChannel 11's helicopter footage shows video of what was the Red River Almond Grain Elevator located about five miles east of Petersburg. Employee, Michael Rodriguez saw the tornado coming, he said, "I just shook my head and I was in disbelief that it happened. I saw it on TV and it was on 378 and 54 and I said, 'Uh oh."

Another view from NewsChannel 11's helicopter shows how the storm completely wiped out the legs of the elevator.

Rodriguez said, "it's made of pretty sturdy stuff, but it took a tornado to knock it down, they're 47 feet long and the other's about 50 feet long."

The storm overturned a semi in Floyd County, which came to rest in the middle of a field. Dozens of homeowners spent much of Friday afternoon repairing roofs.

National Weather Service Employee, Brian LaMarre was part of a team surveying damage. He said this of a home which lost much of its roof: "you can see the winds came from the east on this home here, pushing in the garage doors and once it does so, it weakens the structure and allows the roof to come off, of course that's what happened here today."

LaMarre said the damage done to the home was most likely caused by tornadoes and thunderstorms.

As of Friday afternoon, NWS had no official word on how many tornadoes touched down. However, Floyd County residents had all the evidence they needed.

Rodriguez said, "You can't fool with mother nature, simple as that."

You really can't understand how severe the damage is until you see it for yourself. It may have been limited to the towns along FM 54, but the damage was definitely severe.

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