5 Tornadoes Reported

Ponca City Now - November 17, 2015 9:14 am

Halliburton officials say no employees were at a chemical facility in the Texas Panhandle when the site was hit by a tornado.

The National Weather Service says at least five tornadoes touched down in the area Monday night.

A statement Tuesday says Halliburton’s district office near Pampa recently closed and no chemicals or workers were at the location during Monday night’s storm. Halliburton officials are investigating damage to the facility.

The Gray County Sheriff’s Office says two deputies responding to severe weather were exposed to chemicals at the Halliburton complex and were checked by medical personnel at the scene. Both deputies declined to be taken to a hospital.

Four empty cars on a BNSF Railway freight train derailed near Miami (my-AM’-uh), about 20 miles from Pampa. Nobody was injured. The 87-car train was bound from Kansas to Amarillo.

Dallas-based Oncor (ON-kor) reports about 32,00 customers without power, mainly in North and East Texas, amid storms and heavy rain.


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