LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas --The morning after strong storms in Liberty County, Ryan Clenneden knew something big had plowed across his property. His wife and kids were in the house as that storm blew through.
"She was pretty hysterical," said Clenneden. "She said she heard a loud sound and looked out the window and saw a debris field at the rear of the house."
The National Weather Service says it wasn't a tornado, but the storm did pack a punch. It peeled the roof off of his shed and trees were sent flying. Others snapped and the storm ripped some oaks right out of the ground.
"Anybody in that situation would be scared," said Clenneden. "I'm just glad it didn't pick it up and put it on my house."
The storm littered debris all around the house instead. So Clenneden spent the day sawing trees more than 20 times his size, fixing the fence and clearing the road up to his home.
"Everybody bearing down on it, and hey, at least we'll have plenty of firewood," he said.
And plenty of stories to tell about the storm that streaked across his yard and miraculously missed everything that matters.
"My kids, wife, both cats, dog and three horses are ok so we're in good shape," said Clenneden. "The rest of it is just property that can be replaced."