Storms in Texas: lightning strike Doppler radar, aftermath clean-up & school closed

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BROWNSVILLE, TX- The latest round of storms in Texas were no joke! Incredible video was captured of lightning striking a Doppler radar tower in Brownsville. Yet another reason not to go outside during a thunderstorm. Apparently, the bright bolt burst some equipment on the tower. Luckily, no one was injured.

Our neighbors to the west in Austin also took a beating from the brutal weather, and one family in particular is counting its blessings after flash flooding destroyed their home. In less than two hours time, their home was engulfed in flood water nearly shoulder deep! The family says they’re still in shock that everyone made it out alive.

Also damaged, an elementary school in Southeast Austin enough to close it. Class was cancelled Monday for Palm Elementary students because their school is a mess! School officials say the flooding cleanup could take up to six weeks. Until then, students who have water-logged classrooms will be transported each day to another building until the portable classrooms arrive.


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