The City of Temple, Texas has issued a Disaster Declaration after a tornado touched down in the area on Wednesday, May 22.

"First responders are prioritizing life-saving calls as they work through a high volume of emergency requests," the City stated in a press release.

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Residents are urged to stay home as many roads are impassable in the wake of Wednesday's storm. Downed trees can be reported to the City by calling (254) 298-5682.

A shelter has been opened for those in need at the Wilson Recreation Center, located at 2205 Curtis B. Elliott Drive. Residents who need transportation may call (254) 298-5682.

The City of Temple will host a press conference this (Thursday, May 23) morning to provide an update on the latest conditions and damage reports. The press conference will be held in the Community Room of the Temple Police Department at 10 a.m.

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