Residents and business establishments are continuing to assess damages after a severe storm went through the Collin County area.
In Wylie, the Walmart Supercenter on Hwy. 78 is closed for today, Thursday, March 24. According to a spokesperson for the store, almost every skylight in the establishment is broken. The store is estimated to be reopened within a 24 hour period.
According to Wylie Fire-Rescue Emergency Management Coordinator Debbie Buccino, damage assessments are continuing throughout the city and there are no injuries reported.
“We have been informed that there was damage to residences, cars, businesses and a couple of squad cars were damaged,” Buccino said.
Several calls were answered last night by Wylie Fire-Rescue for power lines down, she said.
Radar indicated 2-inch hail being dropped in Wylie.
The Wylie News office canopy was also destroyed in the storm.
Prior to the hail, a tornado warning was issued for parts of Tarrant County and funnels were sighted, however, no touchdowns were reported.
The hail and associated storm dropped temperatures making Thursday see a forecast in the 60s, about a 20 degree temperature differential from the 80-degree temperatures on Wednesday, March 23. The next rain chance returns Easter Sunday.
By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • [email protected]