Severe storm causes major damage in Briar

Multiple emergency responders from Parker County and Tarrant County are currently on scene in the Briar area assessing damage and conducting searches through damaged buildings from the earlier thunderstorm.

A severe thunderstorm moved through around 7PM this evening, bringing significant winds and a possible downburst. The severe winds caused major damage throughout the Briar area, specifically in and around FM 730 and Briar Road.

RV trailers have been overturned, power lines have been downed, and trees have been damaged in the area. There is also damage reported to buildings.

“A lot of property damage, but no serious injuries or deaths reported at this time,” says the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office.

A large portion of the area has been closed off while emergency crews clear up the impacted infrastructure.

It is best to avoid this area. Stay tuned for updates.