Possible Tornado Damages Homes

The San Antonio Fire Department reports more than 100 homes were damaged by severe storms that roared across the San Antonio area Sunday night.

Most of the damage was near the Quarry and Alamo Heights.

“We’ve received multiple reports of power lines that were knocked down and roofs that were blown off,” said Yvette Benavides.

While it appears to be tornado damage, that has not been confirmed.

“We’ll have crews surveying the damage this morning,” Benavides told KTSA News.

She says large trees were snapped, leaving debris on the roads and a large power tower was mangled.

There also was extensive damage in unincorporated areas of Northeast Bexar County, specifically in the Glen, Camelot and New World areas. At least thirty homes have been conformed damaged.

“Looks like the storms just kind of cut a swath through the Glen, Camelot, and New World area” Bexar County’s Monica Ramos told KTSA’s Trey Ware. Earlier, she said two nursing homes in that area were running on auxiliary power.

“We have had a lot of reports of cars being blown off the roadways as the storm came through… and these are vehicles actually being blown off of Montgomery Road” Ramos said.

Several fire departments are providing assistance in damaged areas and efforts are being coordinated by the Bexar County Office of Emergency Management, which has set up a command center at Montgomery Elementary School.

 

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