Strong Winds Damage Buildings in Small Town of Bertram, Texas

Strong Winds Damage Buildings in Small Town of Bertram, Texas

Disaster Alert
March 23, 2021

Source: The Weather Channel

Approximate locations (according to media outlets) sustaining structural damage:

Texas

Straight-Line Winds
– Bertram (Burnet County, 78605)

At a Glance

  • The storm struck shortly before 10 p.m. Monday.
  • At least two buildings were destroyed and others damaged.
  • Severe thunderstorms rolled across Central Texas much of the night.

Strong straight-line winds destroyed at least two buildings and damaged others in the small Texas town of Bertram as severe thunderstorms rolled across the state late Monday night.

A brick building that was said to be over 100 years old collapsed in the storm shortly before 10 p.m. CDT, KXAN reported.

The roof and facade of the Bertram Blend and Boutique were also ripped away.

In a Facebook video, Bertram Volunteer Fire Chief Bobby Huffstuttler described damage to several other buildings in the town of about 2,200 people some 40 miles northwest of Austin, Texas.

The storm broke windows at the Bertram Public Library and damaged the front of the Ascension Seton Bertram Healthcare Center, according to KEYE.

There were no reports of injuries in the town.

Crews worked through the night to clear debris from the roads and restore traffic signals.

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