Fast-moving storm damages homes on southwest side

Downed power lines made post-storm situation dangerous

SAN ANTONIO - Southwest San Antonio resident, Irma Saldivar said a fast moving storm that lasted 10 minutes caused a lot of damage to her property.

“The windows shattered and broke , we have ice inside the house, water . I have my truck, the trees are on top of the truck ,” said Saldivar.

Winds were so strong, it also uprooted electric poles. Live wires were everywhere, so Saldivar and her neighbors were told to stay out of their homes.

Just down the street, the same winds bent metal street signs at its bottom, it also blew shingles off of a church, and large amounts of haild could be seen on the ground.

One area resident said, “it's just terrible, I've never seen anything like that .”

Further south on 35, mother nature’s wrath continued, when the driver of an 18 wheeler decided to pull off to let the storm pass, he had no idea that decision would put his truck on its side. The driver said despite having 500 pound of electrical wire in the trailer, it wasn’t enough to keep it upright.

Bexar County officials said CPS would be fixing the live wires, while the Red Cross was on hand to help the 3 displaced families in that area.


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