Storm Causes Power Outages, Property Damage in Permian Basin

Storm Causes Power Outages, Property Damage in Permian Basin

After weeks of dry weather, some Permian Basin residents are walking outside Saturday to find property damage from Friday night's storm.

As of 10:15 a.m., Oncor is reporting over 250 residents in Odessa without power, over 300 in Midland and Stanton without power, and around 75 in Big Spring.

Our radio partner KBYG says as of 8:00 Saturday morning, Oncor was still working to restore power to the Forsan community after Friday's thunderstorm. Oncor's Jim Clements told KBYG power was restored to much of the inside of Forsan proper, but some of the surrounding area residents were still without power.

In Big Spring, some residents near the high school had low or no water pressure as crews worked a 20" water main break there, which was also a result of the storm. The project was still in progress as of 8 a.m.

HCVFD was called out to several weather related situations Friday night, according to Chief Tommy Sullivan. A tank battery fire near Longshore Rd, and to assist Borden County with a grass fire caused by lightning, were among the calls. Those issues were resolved overnight, officials said.

Oncor is currently assessing the conditions of the power outages, and did not release an estimated time it will be restored.

Many viewers sent in photos and videos of the storm, which left roofs, trees, fences, and power lines down in the area.

Monahans also faced the wrath of Mother Nature with flooding and reports of hail. Some areas had up to five inches of rain.