POSTED: Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 3:56pm
UPDATED: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 3:32pm
Wells, TX (KETK) — The severe storms that passed through parts of East Texas on Thursday caused some damage in the Wells area of Cherokee County.
Wells Fire Chief Robert Kalka tells KETK, the damage is similar to that caused by a tornado, however, the National Weather Service has not yet confirmed that a tornado passed through the area.
Kalka says that most of the damage occurred just after noon on Thursday.
He tells KETK, there were several residential areas from FM 1247 to Hwy 69.
Several houses were damaged and trees were knocked down.
Some eyewitnesses claimed that they saw a tornado, but authorities must complete their investigation before they can determine whether one occurred.
Photos below are courtesy of Wells Fire Chief Robert Kalka: