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Storm does damage in Fannin County community

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A tree toppled on this car in Leonard, Texas, on March 13, 2019. (KTEN) A tree toppled on this car in Leonard, Texas, on March 13, 2019. (KTEN)

LEONARD, Texas -- That big storm system that plowed across Texoma Wednesday morning did some real damage in Fannin County.

"At 5 o'clock, I heard it roll in, and 6 o'clock, I heard a bang," said Leonard resident Gigi Ramsey.

One of her neighbors woke up to find a tree had toppled on her car.

"I just looked out my windows and I thought something fell on my porch, and then when I woke up that's when I saw that behind me," Ramsey said.

Falling trees snapped power lines in Leonard. Texas New Mexico Energy was busy restoring downed cables and roads in local neighborhoods were closed.

KTEN Chief Meteorologist David Siple said winds in Leonard ranged from 50 to 60 miles an hour.

Oncor Electric Delivery said at the peak they were dealing with about 1,300 blackouts: by midafternoon Wednesday there were about 33 homes left without power.

"The storm was very unusual in the fact that we had extremely high winds and low damage," Oncor spokesman Todd Thompson said. "We attribute that to all of the tree-trimming we've done in our area."

Oncor said they expected all power to be restored by 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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