Powerful storms tear through Metroplex last week, causing damage, power outages
BURLESON – More than 7,000 Burleson homes suffered power outages early Wednesday, March 29 at the height of a massive storm that rolled across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and brought torrential rain, thousands of lightning strikes and wind speeds in excess of 80 mph.
No immediate injuries were reported, but as many as 170,000 homes in the Metroplex were believed to have been affected by the storm.
Burleson reports provided by DeAnna Phillips, the city’s marketing and communications director, indicate quite a bit of damage:
• Moon Pizza in Old town had a tree fall onto their outdoor seating area that collapsed the large tent over that area.
• The Burleson police administration’s monument sign was damaged.
• The awning at Hidden Creek golf course separated from the building went over the building and landed on I-35 service road.
• Additionally, large windows at back of golf course building busted and the electrical pole snapped in half on I-35 service road near Hidden Creek Parkway exit.
Michael Dimas, Oncor area manager, said Wednesday that Burleson appears to be one of the cities hit harder by the storm.
“The storm really impacted the area west of Interstate 35 into Crowley,” Dimas said March 29. “ … We’ve had our crews out there, really busy in the area tending to homes, hospitals and schools.”