East Texas storms leave thousands without power

August 17, 2012 8:53:28 AM PDT
Storms in East Texas have knocked out power to several thousand homes and business.

Oncor on Friday reported more than 5,200 customers without electricity, mainly in the Tyler area. Utility crews worked to restore services.

The National Weather Service issued flash flood and severe thunderstorm warnings Friday morning for east and northeast parts of Texas. Heavy rain was reported in some areas.