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Rosebud bracing for next wave of winter weather

Rosebud Damage
Posted at 8:37 PM, Feb 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-14 02:59:29-05

ROSEBUD, Texas — From his camper in Rosebud, Claude Short is trying to do two things: stay warm and clean up after a winter storm rolled through the small Central Texas town Thursday night.

On Saturday, he was still without power, along with more than 100 neighbors in Falls County.

"A big tree limb came down and tore the line off the side of the house, tore the box off the side of the house and all of that," Short said.

Short currently has a generator and is running an extension cord from his neighbor's house to keep the house above 50 degrees at night.

His wife is currently staying with other family to keep warm.

"I would really like to at least get some heat back in my house, so my wife can move back in and be happy again," he said.

Volunteer fire fighters in Rosebud and nearby Lott patrolled the streets Thursday after dozens of trees crumbled under the weight of the ice.

"I do have a couple friends who are out and they tell me the roads are very, very sick and they are having trouble sliding around," Short said.

He said a large branch fell on his neighbor's car.

Now, as the town cleans up from the destruction left behind by Thursday's weather, they are bracing for the next wave of storms coming Sunday night.

A source within the Rosebud Volunteer Fire Department told 25 News they are working with the American Red Cross to make 100 beds available for individuals still without electricity.