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Kingwood residents begin cleanup process after tree fell on home during strong storm

KINGWOOD, Texas (KTRK) – Several residents in the Kingwood neighborhood told ABC13 that they have experienced possible tornado damage to their homes, power lines and trees.

Many neighborhoods along and near Hamblen Road were clearing debris from broken trees and wind damage to their homes Sunday afternoon.

John Reynolds said he heard a tornado warning for the area around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Reynolds said he watched the news in his neighborhood and woke his family up to hide in the hallway.

“Within a minute or two,” Reynolds said. “I mean, we’ve reached the hallway and it’s coming.”

A tree crashed into Reynolds’ home, causing both structural and water damage.

Reynolds said: ‘We were sitting in the hallway and we just heard the tree fall. “One of our windows broke either by the wind or by the trees, I’m not sure. That was scary. I won’t lie. It was scary.”

John Bird, a resident who lives two blocks from Reynolds, said his grandson was visiting his wife and two girls. Bird said the tree fell on top of his grandson’s car and the car in total.

The description of the damage to trees in the surrounding area isn’t this bad, says Bird. “We’re glad we’re fine.”

As of Sunday evening, there were no reports of injuries or deaths due to the weather in the Kingwood area.

One resident said they estimated it could take a few days to about a week to clear all the debris.

Avery Terry, along with waking neighbors, described strong winds as the storm swept through the area. A tree also fell over her family’s roof.

“Things just started to shake,” said Terry. “We were in bed and it vibrated on our bed (and) window. It beat very fast and very fast, and then it disappeared. It was very, very big and pretty crazy.”

Houston police were called to help control traffic Sunday afternoon as neighbors assessed the damage and began the cleanup process. Power company employees are also working to restore power to the vicinity.

While dozens of homes were damaged in the Kingwood area, other nearby streets appeared to be intact.

“The most important thing to me is that everyone is safe,” Reynolds said. “This can be fixed. We’ll be fine.”

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