Mineral Wells Area News

Possum Kingdom Suffers Significant Tornado Damage

March 22
21:11 2022

Palo Pinto County Emergency Service Coordinator Mistie Garland spent the day with officials from the National Weather Service surveying the area on and around Possum Kingdom Lake after a massive storm rolled through the community causing wide spread damage. The same storm later destroyed two schools in neighboring Jack County.

“I finished our evaluation of property at PK for the tornado with National Weather Service. Unofficially they are calling it an EF1,” said Garland.

Photo Courtesy of Possum Kingdom Realty Facebook

Wind gusts up to 95mph are typical of an EF1. Residents reported a wide damage from the state park, along the peninsula and up to Rock Creek. No injuries were reported but damage to homes, docks, trees and wildlife were spotted.

Many residents and businesses posted their damage on Facebook.

Facebook – David Smith
Rock Creek Camp Facebook
Sonja Sain Facebook
Rock Creek Camp Facebook Photo

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