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Powerful winds destroy overturned mobile home in Midland County

A second mobile home beside the overturned structure sustained significant damage during both storms. (Source: KWES) A second mobile home beside the overturned structure sustained significant damage during both storms. (Source: KWES)
The vacant mobile home in the 4800 block of FM 307 has been resting on its side for nearly two months. (Source: KWES) The vacant mobile home in the 4800 block of FM 307 has been resting on its side for nearly two months. (Source: KWES)
MIDLAND COUNTY, TX (KWES) -

Wind gusts of up to 75 miles per hour blasted through Midland County Tuesday night and pummeled a mobile home in the 4800 block of FM 307 already overturned by a previous storm.

The resulting damage is beyond repair, owner Patricia Baeza said.

Her father had been working to upgrade the vacant trailer and had plans to rent it out before a powerful storm battered the neighborhood in early April, leaving the structure on its side.

"We don't have the funds to turn it back over... so it's been like that for a while," said Baeza.

Tuesday evening's winds were reminiscent of the "mini tornado," she added, and had her on high alert for further damage.

The overturned structure could be heard slamming against an adjacent mobile home, also owned by Baeza's family, from more than a quarter of a mile away.

Pieces of the roof, siding and entryway stairs were blown off Tuesday night by violent wind gusts.

"We've had hail, we've had snow [and] we've had ice, but never winds this bad," said Baeza. "It's especially bad here in the county because we're out in the open."

She urged other county residents to flee for shelter within city limits if severe weather persisted.

"If you see that it starts getting really bad, go into [the] city," she advised. "It's bad if this happens to your house, but at least you won't be in it."

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