Damage assessment in Pampa continues

Damage assessment in Pampa continues

PAMPA - No fatalities or injuries are being reported in Pampa as of Tuesday morning, according to the Gray County Sheriff's Office.

Officials also say the damage assessment at the Pampa Halliburton site is safe to continue. At least one of four confirmed tornadoes touched down at the site Monday evening, damaging the complex and equipment outside.

The Gray County Sheriff's Office released a preliminary report of damaged areas throughout the county:

  • At least 1 house suffered major damage east of Pampa and another house suffered damage south of Pampa
  • Multiple businesses on County Road 12 1/2 east of Pampa have sustained damage ranging from minor to severe
  • Several downed power lines and poles were discovered in southern and eastern Gray County

Unknown chemicals were found while searching at the Halliburton site, according to officials. Two deputies were exposed to the chemical, but were treated on site and refused to be taken to the hospital. The search was halted while the deputies were treated, but the area has since been deemed safe enough to continue.

Deputies documented at least four tornadoes across the county and specified some of the locations: between Lefors and Pampa, near US Highway 60 and Roberts County, and near Texas Highway 70 and Baggerman Road.

Multiple agencies from the surrounding area are assisting with the search and assessment.