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North Texas tornadoes

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Ennis Downtown Historic District Prospering After 2013 Tornado

On May 14, 2013, Ennis Mayor Russell Thomas went to sleep with his phone on silent. He woke up around 12:30 a.m. on May 15. “A police officer knocked on my door and said, ‘Mr. Mayor, you need to come downtown. We’ve been hit by a tornado.’”

CBS 11–05/15/2014

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Elementary School Creates Shadow Box Of Tornado Memories

An EF-3 twister touched down in Cleburne on May 15, 2013. One block, in a residential neighborhood, was particularly hard hit. In the middle of the downed power lines and debris from shattered homes sat a school.

CBS 11–05/15/2014

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Cleburne Tornado Survivors Remember Those Lost May 15th

Damage from a deadly 2013 tornado stretches from Granbury to Cleburne. While residents there have made a concerted effort to rebuild, those who survived the storm will never forget those who didn’t.

CBS 11–05/15/2014

Kambry Donnell, a 13-year-old resident of the town of West, attends Camp Carter in Fort Worth. (credit: Chuck Schechner/KRLD NewsRadio 1080)

Young Tornado & Plant Explosion Victims At Local Camp

On the three-month anniversary of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West, some kids from that town, and another where disaster struck this past year, are enjoying summer camp in Fort Worth.

CBSDFW.COM–07/17/2013

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Granbury Graduates Moving On From The Storm

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.

05/31/2013

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Resources Running Low For North Texas Tornado Victims

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.

CBSDFW.COM–05/30/2013

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Texas Council Offering Storm Shelter/Safe Room Rebates

With the recent deadly tornadoes that tore through North Texas and Oklahoma, more people are thinking about in stalling storm shelters or safe rooms. Now the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is helping foot the bill for some of those rooms.

CBSDFW.COM–05/29/2013

A man recovers a dog from the rubble of a home that was destroyed by a tornado on May 21, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

When Preparing For Disasters, Remember Your Pets

Severe weather disasters like the tornadoes in North Texas and Oklahoma cannot be avoided, but preparations can be made to try to ensure the safety of your family and loved ones in case of an emergency.

05/27/2013

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Despite Tornado Damage Nat’l Polka Fest Kicks Off In Ennis

The event is one of the largest Czech Festivals in the country, and not even the tornado that swept across North Texas last week will stop the 47th Annual National Polka Festival in Ennis this weekend.

CBSDFW.COM–05/24/2013

Clouds over Granbury on May 20, 2013. (credit: CBS 11 News/Joel Thomas)

Parts of Granbury Evacuated Under Severe Weather Threats

Granbury residents were abruptly interrupted and evacuated while sifting through debris and examining storm damage because of threats of another storm.

05/20/2013

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Residents In Granbury Get Glimpse Of Their Homes

Residents in the Rancho Brazos neighborhood got their first look at the devastation caused by an EF-4 tornado in their neighborhood.

05/18/2013

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Tornado Sucks Survivor Into The Air

A woman whose house was in the path of the EF-4 tornado that hit Grandbury shares her story with CBS 11.

05/18/2013

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