At Least 6 Killed After Tornadoes Rip Through North Texas
A line of storms moving through North Texas on Wednesday caused 10 tornadoes according to early estimates and killed at least six people.
Hood County officials confirmed six people died from the tornado, 16 were critically injured and multiple homes were damaged. Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds said the death toll could climb higher, as 14 people remain unaccounted for.
First responders headed to the hardest hit parts of Hood County in the Rancho Brazos/deCordova area. Crews went house-to-house to search for victims.
A triage area set up to process and assist injured people handled around 100 people.
MedStar transported 17 patients from Granbury to Ft. Worth hospitals. Three of those patients were critical.
Hood County Sheriff’s officials said the total damage will be properly assessed in the morning.
At 9:15 p.m. FOX4 received reports of a tornado a mile wide that was two miles south of Cleburne in Johnson County. Winds were recorded around 80 miles per hour at a Cleburne area hospital.
After that tornado, there reports of multiple injuries in the Cleburne area. The Cleburne mayor said power lines were knocked down and power was out in large parts of the city, hampering rescue efforts.
Tornadoes were also reported in Montague, Parker and Wise counties on Wednesday night.
The City of Ennis reported one minor injury caused by falling glass. A preliminary assessment report indicates that 40 commercial buildings and 25 homes were damaged in the city of Ennis.
The Red Cross said it believes the most impacted areas are: Hood County, followed by Johnson, Parker, Wise and Montague. The organization has set up three shelters that are currently housing 42 people.
Watch video of one of the tornados that touched down around Milsap, Texas:
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