HOUSTON, TX - Another day, another weather-related death.
“It sounded like a train come barreling right through,” says Steve McCrary.
Residents in the 8300 block of Willow Path were right in the path of thunderstorms and winds strong enough to knock down dozens of very tall pine trees, sending one crashing through the roof of a mobile home in Tomball, crushing to death the 62-year-old woman inside.
Mario Quintanilla says, “This is the first time I've seen something like this.”
Another injured man was rescued from his mobile home and taken to the hospital. Most residents were asleep when the storm came through during the predawn hours.
“Then my dogs woke us up,” says David Horton. “The dogs beat us to the alarm clock but the alarm clock wouldn`t go off ‘cause there wasn`t no power.”
According to CenterPoint Energy, nearly 78,000 Houston area residents lost power this morning. As a result, several schools got a late start and campuses in Willis ISD and Montgomery ISD were closed altogether.
Even as flood clean-up continues, residents are bracing for more bad weather, especially on Saturday when there is a 100% chance of thunderstorms.
Can you say, “Enough already?!”