Storm Creates Series of Issues for Lubbock Thursday

Published 08/28 2014 05:55PM

Updated 08/28 2014 06:30PM

LUBBOCK, TX -- Weather created inconvenience for Lubbock residents Thursday afternoon. At about 3:00 pm, Lubbock Fire Rescue was called to the area of 50th Street and Upland Avenue for the report of a grass fire. LFR did not report the cause, but there was lightning reported before the fire.

By 5:00 pm reports of power outages began to roll in all over the city. By 6:22 there were 152 homes or businesses without power according to the Lubbock Power & Light website.

Just after 5:30 there was a man in a car stuck in the rising water from low level flooding near Mackenzie Park. LFR used a ladder truck to rescue him from the rushing water around his car and he was safely moved to dry land at about 6:10. 

Click the video link to watch the replay of the man being rescued on live TV.

A weather observation post reported a wind gust in Ralls of more than 60 miles per hour. As of 5:18 pm, the National Weather Service reported 1.25 inches of rain at its location on the South Loop.

Residents reported 1-inch hail in Central Lubbock – more specifically the Tech Terrace neighborhood. Street flooding was reported after 5:00 pm at 19th Street and Milwaukee Avenue as well as 4th and Slide.

During the worst of the thunderstorm a delivery truck hit another vehicle at North Loop and Interstate 27. It was not clear if that also was weather related.

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