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.
A 14-year-old neighbor found the Tapleys shortly after 6 o’clock Monday morning when neighbors realized the couple never emerged.
“We thought we were going to die,” said Angela Reed looking at her parents’ dismantled home in Van, Texas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CBS 11 is closely tracking the onslaught of severe storms across North Texas.
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.
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.
Authorities say an Oklahoma City woman apparently drowned after taking cover in an underground storm shelter that later flooded.
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.