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Photos: San Antonio Sustains Weekend Storm Damage

May 26, 2020

Memorial Day weekend was filled with thunderstorms in Bexar County. The National Weather Service confirmed about 2.5 inches of rainfall on Sunday night — and a tornado with up to 100 mph winds touched down on the western and northwestern part of the county.

The river crossing at Padre Park was covered with rainwater on Monday, May 25.
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CPS Energy worked through Memorial Day to restore power to thousands of customers in the area. Several roads were closed throughout the day due to mild flooding. More than 63,000 customers lost power on Sunday night, but most had power restored by Monday afternoon. 

The San Antonio River near Hot Wells and Padre Park flowed above its normal level after several inches of rain on Sunday night.
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In addition to the tornado that went through Palomino Path, NWS meterologist Eric Platt said microburst winds also caused significant damage.

"We had one home that had some pretty significant roof damage to it. Lots of fences down — that sort of thing," he said.

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Gutters from an apartment complex in Boerne were damaged and the yard flooded.
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Rainfall, lightning and strong winds in the area continued Monday night.