Some Central Texas homeowners clean up after strong storms

Some Central Texas homeowners clean up after strong storms

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Wednesday night's storms have some in Austin and in Bastrop County cleaning up.

The one comment FOX 7 keeps hearing from all the residents is they never experienced anything like this before.

While Judy Ellis was busy making sure her animals were okay, her house was being destroyed by a storm.

Judy said, "Had it hit an hour earlier I would have been up here working."

The roof of her second story house was completely ripped off, leaving nails exposed and insulation in the trees.

"We get bad storms, but nothing near what happened," Judy said.

That's what Mary Thomas says.

"It was just like that," added Mary.

She showed FOX 7 a picture of a tree that fell on her car.

Mary said, "You can see all the scratches on the top of the hood and you can see a small dent on the roof."

Mary says she got off lucky compared to some of the others in the Royal Palms community.

At this trailer, a tree limb broke off, going straight into the owners living room.

"You can actually see the tree part up there real high where broke off, where the wind blew it off...there's a number of trees that were working on," said Ray Williamson, with Ray Williamson Tree Service.

The damage has affected a lot of people's homes. This has been Judy's home for 23 years.

"It's just unbelievable," Judy said.

She says the roof and water damage is just a good excuse to remodel.

Judy added, "All the animals and all the people, everybody's fine and that's what's important. We can fix the house... somehow."

So far, no injuries have been reported

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