ROCKWALL, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Despite multiple reports of uprooted trees, fences and several downed power lines only eight homes sustained moderate damage in Rockwall, according to police.
Severe storms struck on Sunday evening causing power outages. The homes affected were covered with tarps to prevent further damage from rain.READ MORE: ‘It’s A Great Concern For Us’ Ukrainians In North Texas Worried About Possible Russian Invasion.
The apparent path of the storm was from West to East with damage reported from Sunset Hill Drive to Wisperwood Drive.READ MORE: Suspect In DeSoto Sunday Morning Fatal Shooting In Custody, Victim Not Yet ID'd
The City of Rockwall activated the Emergency Operations Center for several hours overnight and mobilized crews to remove fallen trees and assist residents with tarping roofs and damage assessments.
Rockwall ISD closed school activities for Reinhardt Elementary School due to power outages and damage cleanup efforts.MORE NEWS: Chiefs Rally Past Buffalo 42-36 In OT In Wild Playoff Game
There are currently no reports of severe injury due to the storm. Cleanup efforts will continue into daylight hours and citizens are urged to avoid the affected areas.