An outbreak of severe thunderstorms occurred across portions of the Texas South Plains and Rolling Plains from Tuesday, May 2nd to Friday, May 5th, 2006. These storms produced large hail up to the size of baseballs, tornadoes, and straight-line wind gusts - all of which caused considerable damage in various locations across the area. The communities of Anton in Hockley County (on 3 May) and Lake Alan Henry in Garza County (on 5 May) were particularly hard hit.
The National Weather Service (NWS) in Lubbock dispatched damage survey teams to assess the reports of damage from the severe storms on 3 May and 5 May. Please click on the following links below to view the summary and pictures from each damage survey.