|K'ville 2003 - Wed. morning thunderstorm|
News report from the kerrville times:
Countless tree limbs were downed and several hundred homes went without power early Wednesday morning following the high winds and rain from a nighttime thunderstorm that passed through Kerr County.
The official rainfall total for Kerrville was 0.89 inches, reported by technician Al Siebenaler at the U.S. Department of Agriculture facility on Texas 16 north of town.
East of Kerrville, at the Kerrville/Kerr County Municipal Airport, the National Weather Service reported 0.7 inches of rain, with winds gusting up to 46 miles per hour shortly after 1 a.m., when the storm dropped the most rain on town.
Kerrville Public Utility Board General Manager Bill Taylor said his crews were called out at 1:30 a.m. to restore electricity to between 200 and 300 homes.
"I know we lost one transformer that blew; it must have got lightning in it," he said.
The City of Kerrville's public works crews also were called out early, supervisor Bruce McKenzie said. The biggest tasks facing the cleanup crews included removing tree limbs from streets and damaged vegetation that blocked drainage ways.
"We don't need to access any of those areas right now," he said. "It's too wet. We are spending time cleaning up the pavements and thoroughfares."
[Editor's Note: What about cleaning up Jack Hardy's tent!!! the hell with the pavements and thoroughfares... We don't need no steeenkin' thoroughfares]
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