AZLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Dozens of people were displaced Saturday after severe storms with powerful winds damaged homes and buildings in parts of Tarrant County.
Those storms brought wind speeds of at least 70 mph and were strong enough to overturn entire mobile homes in Azle.
A spokesperson for the fire department said about 35 people were displaced and that a mobile home park was heavily impacted. Ten to 15 RVs were flipped over and about 10 businesses and five homes were damaged.
In Azle where power is still in out in several areas after last night’s storm. A spokesperson for the local fire dept. says 35 people are displaced, a mobile home park was heavily impacted -10-15 mobile homes flipped over. Nearby businesses and homes damaged as well. @CBSDFW pic.twitter.com/FLIKybTDbA
— Erin Jones (@erinjonesnews) August 30, 2020
There were no serious injuries reported. However a lot of the area is still without power.
On top of losing power, a portion of resident Jessica Mathis’ trailer and shed was damaged. She said Saturday night’s storm started as just a sprinkle and then quickly escalated, leaving no time to really prepare.
“All the sudden our trailer, our RV, was just shaking back and forth… stuff was falling off the counters and it was pretty scary,” Mathis said.
Neighbors were out Sunday helping with cleanup efforts. Red Cross volunteers were also helping those impacted and setting up shelters.
— Madison Sawyer (@MadisonSawyerTV) August 30, 2020
There was damage also seen in Briar, near Eagle Mountain Lake.