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Strong Storms Strike West Texas

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WEST TEXAS - Strong storms moved across West Texas Saturday night causing tornado warnings and limited damage.

NewsWest9 had several crews out following the weather as it moved through and surveying the damage after it cleared.

The tornado warnings started in Lea County around 4:00 p.m. and then spread to Gaines County. Midland County, Glasscock County and Howard County were all under tornado warnings later in the evening.

A neighborhood north of Schlemyer Field in Odessa sustained damage after winds over 60 miles-per-hour struck the area near Edgeport Drive.

Damage was reported to hangers at Schlemyer Field as well. Power lines were blown down and fences and trees were blown over in the area.

The Red Cross tells NewsWest9 they were dispatched to the area to assist a family after their home's roof was blown off near Skyline Drive on the northside of Odessa.

One person in that area was taken to the hospital, but the extent of that person's injuries were unknown.

Hail as large as golf balls also fell in Odessa and Midland. Some yards were white after being covered with large hail stones. Residents flooded NewsWest9 with pictures showing the hail in their neighborhoods.

Easter Sunday's weather is sunny and cooler. The eastern half of the state is expecting severe weather on Sunday.

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