Severe weather causes storm damages in Robertson County

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A possible tornado in Robertson County caused damage to two homes on Wednesday.

For one homeowner, this is the second weather event she’s gone through – her first was the F-3 tornado that ripped through Franklin, Texas, just west of Elliott, last month.

Judy Daniels was helping at the Franklin Food Pantry on April 13, when that F-3 tornado hit and they had to shelter in place. Today her life was in danger once more, after a possible tornado tore the roof off of her home in Elliott.

“Just unbelievable,” Daniels says. 

“I could hear water running in my house. As I looked, I could see daylight through the opening around the attic,” Daniels says.

Daniels says she took shelter inside a closet with her two dogs as she heard debris and water pounding her home.

“And I can hear glass breaking. I could hear things hitting the front of my house and I could hear the wind blowing. It was just loud, loud noise,” Daniels says.

Her neighbors, just a way down, saw their barn destroyed. The possible tornado snapped the metal base of the barn at the seams.

“I said, ‘John, there it is!’ I mean, you could just see everything swirling and the next you know the roof just kind of lifted it up a little bit, and the next thing you know, it was just completely obliterated. Everything,” says David Bishop.

Throughout Wednesday’s storm, the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office says they received multiple reports of debris on roads, downed trees and power lines. 

Debris like the metal sheets torn from Mrs. Daniels’s home. She says this will take at least a few months to fix and even longer to process.

“I don’t know. I’m just grateful I have good insurance and family that will let me stay with them,” Daniels says.

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April 29 2021 07:00 pm

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