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Van Works To Rebuild After Deadly Tornado

Gov. Greg Abbott declared Van Zandt County a disaster area, and Van officials asked people to pray for the city. But many people have done even more.



Boy, 14, Finds Body Of Retired Cop With Arm Around Dog That Survived Tornado

A 14-year-old neighbor found the Tapleys shortly after 6 o’clock Monday morning when neighbors realized the couple never emerged.


House in Van damaged by tornado.

Tornado Survivors: “We Thought We Were Going To Die”

“We thought we were going to die,” said Angela Reed looking at her parents’ dismantled home in Van, Texas.


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Pregnant Woman Rescued By Helicopter Returns To Damaged Home

By now you’ve all probably seen the incredible video of a pregnant woman, with a baby, being airlifted from a flooded home in Krum. Cameras followed the woman and her family as they returned to their home Monday to see the damage firsthand.


David Tapley and his wife were killed in the Van tornado Sunday.

Remaining Missing Van Tornado Victims Found Alive

Two people have been confirmed dead after a tornado hit the town of Van, just east of Dallas. During a Monday afternoon press conference officials confirmed that the number of people unaccounted for was down from 14 to three.


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Van Residents Raise American Flag From Tornado Rubble

In the midst of damage and devastation in Van, Texas, after a powerful twister tore through the town of about 2,600, residents showed their resiliency and patriotism as they began to clean up.


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Storms Leave Behind Damage In Van

About two dozen people were injured and some homes destroyed after a severe storm struck the small town of Van in northeast Texas, an emergency management official said.



Sunday’s Severe Storm Watch Timeline

CBS 11 is closely tracking the onslaught of severe storms across North Texas.


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EF-1 Tornado Weaves Path Of Damage In Wise County

The national weather service said an EF-1 tornado was on the ground for three miles in Wise County last night affecting an area about 200 yards wide.



OK Storm Shelter Uprooted Hours Before Storms Hit

A family in Noble, Oklahoma is thankful they didn’t need to use their storm shelter Wednesday night. It popped out of the ground Wednesday morning.


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Police: Oklahoma City Woman Found Dead In Storm Shelter

Authorities say an Oklahoma City woman apparently drowned after taking cover in an underground storm shelter that later flooded.


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Tornadoes Touch Down In Oklahoma, Nebraska On Active Day

A storm that produced tornadoes across parts of southwestern Oklahoma bore down on suburban Oklahoma City during the evening rush hour Wednesday, and forecasters declared a tornado emergency for suburban Moore, which was hit hard two years ago.