Severe Thunderstorm Damage - March 9, 2006 - Lamar County
A Severe Thunderstorm Wwarning was in effect for Lamar County from 3:14 PM until 4:15PM. The severe thunderstorms entered western Lamar County around 3:38 PM and quickly crossed the county. Virtually the entire county was affected by the severe thunderstorm winds. Hundreds of trees and power lines were either blown down...snapped off...or uprooted countywide. The roofs of an elementary school and a bowling alley were partially torn off in Vernon. A few roofs were partially torn off homes in the Sulligent area. Many additional homes and businesses suffered varying degrees of roof damage. Several out-buildings and barns were either damaged or destroyed. In some instances...the debris was thrown over 100 yards downwind. Pea to nickel size hail also fell during the severe thunderstorms and collected up to several inches deep on the ground in places. Wind gusts were estimated between 58 and 80 miles an hour across most of Lamar county.