KILGORE, Texas —

Power lines and trees were scattered throughout the streets of Kilgore on Thursday morning. 

“We’ve never had damage like this,” Haley Thomas, a Kilgore resident whose vehicle was destroyed by the storm, said. 

Her husband’s truck was crushed underneath a tree branch when straight-line winds rolled through the area. 

Truck destoryed by Kilgore Tree
Truck destoryed by Kilgore Tree
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“We heard the storm earlier about ten minutes later he was getting up getting ready to go to work, and he went outside and there was a tree,” Thomas said.

Although their truck had was demolished by the branch, their home on Emmon Street was not damaged.

The roadway that saw a large amount of damage was Bean Avenue. 

“It’s going to take a while to rebuild,” James Adams said, who was helping clean up his brother’s home. 

Dalton Cole’s house was hit by a tree branch overnight. 

House demolished by tree branch after Kilgore storm
House demolished by tree branch after Kilgore storm
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“I’ve seen a couple thunderstorms, but never have I seen a tree come down,” Cole said. 

His house, located beside his mother's home, was remodeled less than six months ago.

“I was up late and I told my friends about 3:00 a.m., I was going to go to bed and the power went off,” Cole said. “I went to look out the front door to see what was happening, the next thing I know there’s a tree in my house.”