Sunday's storm brings damage, cuts power
DURANT, Okla. (KTEN) — Sunday's stormy weather resulted in damage to homes and businesses across Texoma.
There were many reports of trees and power lines down across Fannin, Grayson and Bryan counties. As of mid-morning on Monday, more than 4,000 customers in Bryan County remained without power.
Fannin County Emergency Management coordinator Troy Hudson said it looks like cleanup will take several days.
"We have some businesses here in the downtown area of Honey Grove that did suffer some damages. There are some windows broken out, and we had quite a bit of extensive power outage of the eastern and southern part of the county," he said. "We have a great partnership with Lamar County, and some of their Commissioners are over with some of their crews helping the City of Honey Grove. Some of our Commissioners are still trying to clean up some roads out in the rural areas where we still see some significant amounts of tree damage."
Electric lines were also down in parts of Carter, Love and Marshall counties. On Sunday night, REA reported more than 800 customers were in the dark. The company said it hoped to have power restored to all by Monday night.
Even without power, Jimmie's Auto Supply in Durant made sure to stay open to help its customers.
"That's all we do," said Lynn Dufur. "I mean, we had to come to work, and there's going to be people needing stuff to do."
Dufur added the shop was making do until the power returned.
"I can use a credit card with my cell phone, and if we have normal customers with accounts, we just make a note until the electricity comes back on, and make them a charge ticket then," he said.