Storm damage in Moore County leaves residents in the dark

Storm damage in Moore County leaves residents in the dark

SUNRAY, Texas- Residents in Moore County continue to assess damages after a vicious round of storms hit the area Wednesday night.

About 1,000 residents were left in the dark after high winds snapped several power lines.

Xcel Energy had more than a dozen crews on scene Thursday to repair the lines.

Just before 11 p.m. Wednesday, rain, hail and winds blew through Dumas and Sunray.

The National Weather Service estimated wind speeds up to 90mph.

The winds were so strong, they tore roofs off barns and homes and flipped a truck on its side.

"We got metal and wood everywhere," resident Bristen Taylor said. "It's just a big old mess."

Bible Baptist Pastor Seth Seale says his church was in the process of adding a new auditorium to their building when the storm swept through.

"We're going to just have to start all over and start building again," he said.

Residents say the storm caught them by surprise.

"It was clear and the next thing we know it was raining hard and started hailing," Taylor said. "We never thought it would be this bad."

At 9 p.m. Thursday, Wes Reeves with Xcel says there are still about 50 residents without power.

The Moore County Sheriff's Department says no injuries were reported.