Strong storms pound Houston area

July 26, 2011 4:58:08 AM PDT
Monday afternoon and early evening storms in the northern part of our area brought more than just some much-needed rain; some neighborhoods now are dealing with damage.

The line of storms came through around 5pm and pounded southern Montgomery County, eastern Liberty County and northern Harris County.

In the Village of Cypress subdivsion, located near Highway 290 and Telge, several limbs and things, including the roof of a shed, were blown away during the storm.

You have to walk all the way around John Walker's house to see the extent of the damage. Pieces of a metal roof are in the side yard, a hole through the roof of his house in the back and broken tree limbs and more metal on the other side.

Thankfully, all of his show lambs and goats are OK. Neither he nor his wife was home when the storm came through, but the aftermath has made for an even longer day.

"I'm a dentist, and it's a long day, and I did not expect to come home and do more work tonight," Walker said.

The wind and the rain followed a clear path in his northwest Harris County neighborhood.

On one side of the street, there were severed tree limbs; on the other a twisted patio cover, a titling Jacuzzi and lights and fences that had been blown over.

Unlike his neighbors, Brynn Allen and his family were home and took cover.

"Because of the winds and the noise and the hail, we thought get away from the windows," Allen said.

Unfortunately, the Walkers did get some water in their house, so they spent the evening mopping up their floors.

Power that had been out for most of the evening was restored by nighttime.

Firefighters also say lightning started a small grass fire in Montgomery county. Lighting struck two trees along Crockett Martin Road near FM 2090 in the Grangerland area south of Conroe. The Caney Creek Fire Department responded to the slow moving fire. Fire crews spent about an hour fighting the fire before they finally put out all the flames.

Meanwhile, KTRK Meteorologist Travis Herzog says there's a 40 percent chance of more storms developing in the Houston area on Tuesday.

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