SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Uprooted trees, damaged roofs, downed power lines, malfunctioning traffic lights, roof damage and tens of thousands of power outages are some of the problems left behind by Thursday’s storms.
National Weather Service meteorologist Yvette Benavides says some of the storms poured hail as large as 1″ in diameter over parts of the city, but most of the damage was from strong, gusty winds.
“Some people had their fences knocked over, trees uprooted and roof damage,” Benavides told KTSA News. “A lot of that was from wind damage, not hail because the hail wasn’t that big.”
The San Antonio Fire Department reports crews responded to 110 calls for downed power lines between 4:20 pm and 9:30 pm Thursday. They also responded to 7 transformer fires.
As of 8:45 Friday morning, the CPS Energy power outage map showed more than 24,000 customers with no electricity.
Area residents who are cleaning up the debris and picking up the pieces after the storm will be sweating it out.
AccuWeather is predicting a high Friday of 97 degrees and 99 for a high on Saturday. Sunday’s high temperature is expected to hit a high of 102.