Volunteers in North Texas are helping a single mother of four rebuild her home after it was destroyed by the tornadoes that touched down in Granbury on May 15.
Many of the national groups that were originally in Granbury to help after a tornado tore though the community, killing 7 people, have left. But Mission Granbury is still lending a helping hand.
The odds of a tornado hitting your home are extremely small. But, if it were to happen, you would need a place to stay safe. That has pushed many people into building storm shelters.
As a storm chaser for the past 13 years, Jason McLaughlin has seen more than 100 tornadoes up close. He said, of all the close calls, last Friday in Oklahoma was his closest.
Residents of Granbury aren’t letting May’s deadly storms, which produced tornadoes that hit the community, stop them from celebrating an achievement eighteen years in the making.
Many of the North Texas tornado victims in the cities of Cleburne and Granbury had their homes and belongings destroyed by the twisters that touched down earlier this month. Now, as communities try to rebuild, resources are growing thin.
The tornado two weeks ago in Hood County didn’t just take homes. It took what had become a home away from home for some of the youngest victims.
Right now, the number stands at $250 million. According to the Insurance Council of Texas, that is the amount of insured damage caused by the multiple tornadoes that moved across North Texas on the May 15.
After seeing the destruction from the Moore, Oklahoma tornado, some Texans are thinking about their own safety. Phones have been ringing off the hook at Texas companies that sell or install in-ground safe houses or shelters.
Granbury residents were abruptly interrupted and evacuated while sifting through debris and examining storm damage because of threats of another storm.
Residents in the Rancho Brazos neighborhood got their first look at the devastation caused by an EF-4 tornado in their neighborhood.
A woman whose house was in the path of the EF-4 tornado that hit Grandbury shares her story with CBS 11.