Storm Wreaks Havoc on Odessa Neighborhood

Storm Wreaks Havoc on Odessa Neighborhood

by Kim Powell
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - The winds were so strong that the roof came off of a building. Neighbors say they didn't even see the storm coming.

"I automatically thought it was a tornado," Alondra Arcate said.

Gusting winds and powerful rain wreaked havoc on one Odessa neighborhood as storms quickly rolled through Sunday evening.

"All we hear is just stuff getting knocked down and we checked outside and all my dogs were just trying to get inside my house," Candice Rodriguez said.

The storms caused 13 power poles to break, leaving roughly 1,000 customers without power.

The fierce winds blew roofs off of buildings, snapped power lines, threw trampolines in the air and crumbled up fences. The rainwater even leaked in to properties.

"A lot of rain, wind, water started flooding into the church when we were starting to get ready for our party," Arcate said.

One thing is for sure, no one saw it coming.

"We were just inside like nothing and then out of nowhere it started raining and we heard a loud noise. It wasn't until after we came outside that we noticed the trampoline wasn't there, we came out to look at everything and we found it there," Lorinh Trevino said.

Now, all that's left is the aftermath.

ONCOR says they are working on restoring the power but there is no time estimation of when that will be done.