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Storm does damage in Fannin County

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This home near Honey Grove, Texas, had its roof ripped off by a storm on May 29, 2019. (KTEN) This home near Honey Grove, Texas, had its roof ripped off by a storm on May 29, 2019. (KTEN)
A violent storm toppled trees near Honey Grove, Texas, on May 29, 2019. (KTEN) A violent storm toppled trees near Honey Grove, Texas, on May 29, 2019. (KTEN)
A violent storm near Honey Grove, Texas, on May 29, 2019 knocked out power to some Fannin County customers. (KTEN) A violent storm near Honey Grove, Texas, on May 29, 2019 knocked out power to some Fannin County customers. (KTEN)

FANNIN COUNTY, Texas -- Wednesday's storms left behind some serious damage in Fannin County.

One home along State Highway 34 south of Honey Grove had its roof ripped away by high wind.

Six people were inside when the violent weather struck, but no one was hurt.

Just down the road, trees were toppled, power lines were down, and Don Stout was counting his blessings.

"I started hearing some heavy thunder and lightning and I looked out and all of a sudden everything just turned purple-black," he said. "I survived two years in Vietnam, and I was thinking, 'I don't want to get sucked up by a tornado; this isn't how I want to die,' you know?"

Stout recognizes he got lucky this time.

"I was thinking I was going to end up in Kansas, I really was because it didn't last probably 30-45 seconds here, but it was very intense," he said. "I am surprised my house is still here, I really am, because the other house up the road is not."

As crews worked to restore electricity, the National Weather Service surveyed the damage in Fannin County to determine if a tornado or straight-line wind was responsible.

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