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Storm Aftermath: Texomans Begin Cleanup, Wait For Power To Be Restored

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Storms that passed through Texoma early Monday morning were still quite visible in a neighborhood along Jacksboro Highway.

 Joann Bartley, a Wichita Falls resident, wasted no time cleaning up branches that had fallen from trees in her front yard.

“There were some branches lying around. I slept through it, but I guess it was a pretty good storm,” said Bartley.

Texoma received some needed rain, but not without strong winds that knocked down trees and power line. At one point, Oncur reported about 3,000 of its customers were without power. When last checked, Oncor said about 300 of its customers are still left without power and majority of those are expected to be on by midnight. 

However, Bartley and neighbors around Cynthia and Manor Street were still waiting.

“Rain we got it and I'm glad we got it, but I don't like the consequences,” said Bartley.

Storms that hit Texoma Monday morning left more than rain. Tree branches were scattered all over front lawns. In one neighborhood a  tree snapped and ended up on top of one residents home, but what affected the most people was the lack of power.

“This neighborhood and all across Jacksboro Highway the powers been out also,” said Schular Roberts, a Wichita Falls resident. Schular said he woke up to no electricity and a tree toppled on his home.

He along with help from others spent the afternoon cleaning up debris.

“Part of this tree died a while ago because of the drought,” said Roberts. “Fell on the house. Now we're just cutting it down."

Roberts said he hopes cleaning up helps bypass time, as workers are working to restore his power.

“Oncor left notices to residents in this area that power will not be on until between 8 and 10,” said Roberts.

However, residents like Bartley it doesn’t matter how long crews take. She will be waiting in her home until power is restored.

“Not gone take my little dog and go to a hotel. Not going to go to my daughter’s house,” said Bartley. “I just want to be home."

Oncor 24/7 Outage Map link

To report and outage, call 1-888-313-4747

Jimmie Johnson, Newschannel 6