A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for Lee county until 4pm and for Milam and Robertson counties until 6pm. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Milam, Robertson, Leon Counties until 9pm Monday, for Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Madison, Montgomery,San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, and Washington Counties until 10pm Monday, and for Lee county until 1am Tuesday. An additional widespread 1" to 3" rain accumulations are possible through Monday, with locally higher amounts possible.
A BTU employee is injured while repairing storm damaged power lines Friday.
According to witnesses, the pole he was working on snapped, sending him down 12 feet where he landed on a shed. He rolled of the roof and fell 12 more feet to the ground.
It happened off Redbud Street near OSR. According to a BTU spokesman, lineman Ronnie Anderson actually checked once and came down because he wasn't sure of the polls stability. After a second check, Anderson went back up. That is when the pole snapped.
Anderson was taken to St. Joseph. Crews on the scene believe he at least broke his leg.
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