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May 17, 2013

Cresson-area residents pick up pieces after storm

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The Democrat was unable to obtain an exact number of homes reported to be damaged in Millsap from officials, though the number was estimated Wednesday night at around half a dozen.

Firefighters also responded to the 4500 block of Tin Top Road where two outbuildings and a camper trailer that rolled two to three times had been damaged, ESD No. 6 Chief George Teague said. 

A downed tree across the roadway in the area led to a wreck but no one was reported injured, according to Teague.

An attic fire believed to have started after lightning struck the roof of the home’s garage damaged a home in the 100 block of Portales Drive in the Annetta area around 8:30 Wednesday.

Departments from Aledo, Willow Park, Hudson Oaks and Silver Creek extinguished the blaze and saved the occupants’ belongings.

The home had light damage but the family was displaced because the electric meter was pulled, according to ESD No. 1 Chief Eric Vinson.

Area emergency responders also helped out Hood County.

LifeCare sent three ambulances and three crews to Hood County around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Parker County Hospital District CEO Randall Young said. They helped throughout the night and returned Thursday morning.

Cresson VFD also sent two crews to Granbury Wednesday to help with search and rescue operations overnight and two more Thursday, according to Huffman.

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