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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Witness Reports on Texas Tornado

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Video showing the devastation caused in the aftermath of a tornado in North Texas, via The Associated Press.

Last Updated, 5:15 p.m. At least six people were killed and seven others are missing after multiple tornadoes touched down in and around a small town near Fort Worth, about 65 miles southwest of Dallas, as our colleague John Schwartz reports.

At a news conference, Sheriff Roger Deeds of Hood County warned that the death toll could rise as rescue workers continue to comb through two devastated neighborhoods in Granbury, Tex. More than two dozen people were taken to local hospitals.

Sheriff Roger Deeds gives an update on the damage and the lives lost.

Sheriff Deeds said a subdivision known as Rancho Brazos Estates was hardest hit. At dawn, Teresa Woodard, a local television reporter for WFAA-TV, posted this photo from the scene on Twitter.

Another television reporter, Samantha Davies, of a local NBC affiliate, shared this view from her station, which is streaming live video online from the scene on Thursday morning.

A local resident said he captured this video from the back of his home.

Multiple tornadoes may have hit the area, according to the National Weather Service. While a mile-wide storm was reported over Cleburne, no fatalities have been reported there.

A local resident, George Kourounis, who describes himself on his Web site as a storm chaser, captured this view of a tornado near Millsap and posted it to YouTube.

George Kourounis, a local resident, posted this video of a tornado near Millsap.

As the tornadoes, packing winds of more than 80 miles per hour, hit Granbury around 8 p.m., residents captured video and images that they shared on YouTube and Twitter.

A video, posted by a local resident, of a tornado approaching the town of Granbury, Tex.

This post has been revised to reflect the following correction:

Correction: May 16, 2013

An earlier version of this post misspelled the name of a subdivision of Granbury, Tex. It is Rancho Brazos Estates, not Ranchos Brazos Estates. An earlier version also misspelled the name of one of the towns affected by the tornadoes. It is Millsap, not Milsap.