Amid the tons of debris left in the wake of the Granbury tornado, precious mementos are tucked in the rubble, as well.
The Silva family moved from California to Cleburne just four before tornadoes ripped through the town.
The EF-4 tornado that hit Granbury dropped a house into Howard Smith’s back yard.
Many people forces to evacuate their homes after a massive tornado in Granbury had trouble returning home the next day.
The deadly storm system that spurred some 12 North Texas tornadoes moved from west to east. The storm system that took lives in Granbury and caused devastating property damage in Cleburne eventually moved through the city of Ennis.
In Johnson County the tornado that touched down in Cleburne has been given a preliminary EF-3 rating. Weather investigators say the most significant damage was just east of Lake Pat Cleburne.
Officials with the National Weather Service (NWS) have determined the strength of several tornadoes that touched down across North Texas Wednesday night. As of Thursday afternoon NWS officials estimate that 12 tornadoes touched down.
There’s no question the tornadoes that tore across North Texas the first week of April left a path of destruction. Now, one North Texas city is lending a helping hand to residents that lost so much.
The state’s emergency management chief says tornadoes and storms that slammed North Texas last week have cost public agencies almost $17 million so far.
Patricia Murphy says part of her roof collapsed after the tornado slammed their Southwest Dallas house last Tuesday.
Families affected by Tuesday’s tornados work to get their lives back in the right direction.
The National Weather Service now says 16 tornadoes hit across North Texas on Tuesday. Today Senator John Cornyn joined Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck, checking out the damage firsthand.