West side neighborhood hit hard by storm

Roofs, fences, garage downed by winds


SAN ANTONIO – Residents at the Deer Park Subdivision are starting the cleanup process, after a storm ripped through their neighborhood over night.

Gary Johnson said he woke up Wednesday morning to downed trees and debris everywhere.

"It took me a while to get my thoughts together," said Johnson. "I was just flabbergasted. I didn't have a clue what was going on or what."

Johnson's backyard was a complete wreck and his roof was blown off by the strong winds.

He said it was a lot of damage to take in.

"Last year, we had hail damage," said Johnson. "So, nothing like this stuff. No, this is the worst one we've had."

City officials told KSAT that a total of nine homes in the Deer Park subdivision were damaged and that crews were out all day picking up debris and moving downed trees.

"They've really done an outstanding job with the cleanup and everything."

Storm brings neighbors together

Neighbors on Deer Park say they're a close-knit community.

"I just see thunder and rain coming in, like all this wood, you know, down and it was crazy," he said.

Part of his roof came off and divvied up damage to the rest of the street.

"Some of their house is over in our yard," Sonny Balli said.

He's not the only one who got a piece of that roof.

"There was a gaping hole in the living room roof. I didn't know where it came from until I came outside," Mary Wilson said.

When she went outside, she could see what was causing the hole -- a beam from Zammaron's house was piercing her roof.

The wind knocked down a garage, fences and anything else in its way.

"I go downstairs and I open the window in the back and immediately I see all of our lawn furniture just lift up and flew out," Balli said.

His contribution to the neighborhood mess was his trampoline, which knocked out power when it landed on a power line.

But even with all the damage, you won't hear any complaints on Deer Park

"I can move around. I can walk, and so I'm good. I just thank God that I'm OK," Zamarron said.

Residents said it's the people -- not the property -- that matters in their neighborhood.

"We're blessed. We're truly blessed," Wilson said.

Fire official told KSAT there was no damage estimates yet, but that crews opened up the streets to traffic again, after more than eight hours of cleaning up.