NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KETK) – Storms on Wednesday caused damage in East Texas.
In Nacogdoches, the roof of a building caught on fire at 1324 South Street around 1:52 p.m. after it fell onto a power line. No one was injured in the fire.
Oncor made it to the scene and turned off the electricity. Firefighters were also able to contain the fire.
First responders received four other calls due to the afternoon thunderstorms.
A building in downtown Troup also suffered some damage. A portion of the roof of a building came off after some rain moved through the region.
“I was driving by and noticed like the whole roof was flipped up, then I saw you guys here and was wondering what’s going on. So I called the apartment complex owner and it’s pretty bad in there. They have flood damage and offered to give them a free tarp job so no more damage gets in there,” said Clayton Davidson with East Texas Roofing and Construction.
East Texas Roofing and Construction works to provide 24-hour storm damage support, giving immediate assistance to those in desperate need.
“I walked into my apartment to a flood of water and my dog freaking out,” said Shantre Foxley, Troup resident.
Foxley said she found out about the destruction of her building online when she wasn’t home. She said she had never seen a quick storm cause so much destruction.
Luckily, there were no injuries reported as a result of the storm.