Severe storm leaves nearly 40,000 without power in San Antonio

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Monday, February 20, 2017
Severe storm leaves nearly 40,000 without power in San Antonio
The aftermath of severe storms is seen here in San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 20, 2017.

A severe storm ripped through parts of San Antonio, Texas, early Monday morning, causing significant damages in the area and leaving nearly 40,000 residents without power.

More than 100 structures were damaged in the city's Northside, San Antonio Fire Department officials told ABC News on Monday. Residential homes accounted for most of the destruction, and an elementary school and a few commercial properties were also damaged.

The brunt of the storm hit just south of the San Antonio International Airport, north of downtown. Fire department officials said 43 homes were significantly damaged in the area. There was also a storm-related fire at an elementary school there. Authorities said the fire was under control.

No serious injuries or fatalities and fewer than five minor injuries have been reported, Leer said. The city said it is working to establish a shelter with the Red Cross.

As of 2:30 a.m. Central time, there were more than 39,148 San Antonio residents without power, according to the website of CPS Energy, a city energy provider.

While the storm flattened some homes, the majority of the damage was structural or related to roofing, San Antonio Fire Department Lt. Brian Leer told ABC News.

ABC News' Rachel Katz contributed to this report.

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