Strong Storms in West Odessa Leave Behind a Big Mess

By: Sarah Snyder
NewsWest 9

WEST ODESSA - Residents in West Odessa are picking up the pieces after a severe thunderstorm blew through packing winds of 60 miles per hour.

NewsWest 9 went to check out the storm damage and one of the culprits was a trampoline on 26th Street that smacked into one of the poles causing power outages in several areas. The West Odessa Volunteer Fire Department Chief tells NewsWest 9, their crews have been running non-stop since the storms moved in.

"The trampoline went up over the power pole, we're not sure how to get that down just yet," West Odessa neighbor, Ron Kyser, said. "Our neighbors up the street had an awning blow up over their house. It's been kind of crazy. It used to sit about 20 feet behind the trailer so it blew quite a ways."
"The cloud came up in 3-4 minutes so I moved some stuff inside," Robert North, neighbor who's car port blew on his house, said. "The next thing I knew I was standing in the garage getting out of the rain when the car port started coming off of the ground. I was afraid it had gone into the street but it went on the house and didn't cause any road hazards."

Straight line winds caused the car port on 26th and Redondo to roll up on top of the house. The owner tells NewsWest 9 he was just standing inside his garage when the winds picked it up and smashed the metal roof on his home. ONCOR crews worked all night long trying to restore power to the 500 people left in the dark.