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Severe Storm Damage: Jefferson, Texas, Reports Significant Damage, 6-Year-Old Dies in Lake Texoma Boat Capsizing

Jefferson, Texas (Marion County): High winds and heavy rain swept through Jefferson on Wednesday afternoon, resulting in significant damage to local property. The storm, with winds reaching 70 miles per hour, tore off a section of the roof from Calavera Mercantile at 110 N. Walnut Street. Debris scattered onto Austin Street, causing damage to power lines and at least one vehicle.

Sherwood Shores, Texas (Grayson County): In a separate incident later that evening, a boat capsized on Lake Texoma during severe weather. Firefighters reported that the boat overturned with eight people on board due to the storm. Texas Game Wardens confirmed that all individuals were wearing life jackets, but tragically, a 6-year-old boy fell into the water and was recovered without vital signs. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased on Thursday.

Authorities continue to monitor the aftermath of these incidents as residents begin recovery efforts amidst the severe weather conditions.

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