Tuesday night’s storm brings hail, flash flooding and high winds

The severe thunderstorm that hit Brown County on Tuesday night brought hail, high winds and flash flooding to parts of the county and caused power outages. The storm issued a tornado warning around 5 p.m., although no tornadoes were confirmed.

Parts of the county received up to 4 inches of rain.

“It looks like the worst part of the storm, the most severe part, crossed the southern county line,” said Brown County Emergency Management Coordinator Darrell Johnston. Coleman County and southwest Brown County. They had quite a bit of hail, from the size of a pea to the size of a golf ball. There was no major damage to the structure other than likely roof damage from hail and wind. We have received numerous reports from the Zephyr area of ​​hail damage to vehicles and a few house windows. »

National Weather Service meteorologist Adam Wiley also said there have been reports of hail and downed trees the size of a quarter to the size of a golf ball.

“We have reports of golf ball sized hail in Brookesmith and quarter of hail in Brownwood, and right there in the far eastern part of the county, Wiley said. overturned and some flooding.

Wiley didn’t have wind speed reports, but said the strongest winds “would have been in the southern part of the county. That’s where they would have been strongest. I wouldn’t be surprised. if there were winds above 70 mph These storms generally produced winds of 60 to 80 mph.

The Corinne T. Smith Animal Center posted on its Facebook page:

“Our little shelter took a hit (Tuesday night).” The storm caused flooding and downed power lines, and the center lost power to an entire kennel, the center said in its Facebook post.

“We are already over capacity and this blow hits hard,” the message continued. “There will be a lot of work to do (Wednesday).