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.’”
Fifteen people are now confirmed dead in Arkansas -– 11 of them killed by a monster twister that wiped out two towns near Little Rock. CBS 11 News is live in Mayflower, Arkansas.
Severe weather that brought three tornadoes and large hail to North Texas last week are estimated to have caused $300 million in insured losses.
Mid-May marks one year since the town of Cleburne was pummeled by tornadoes, destroying over 1,500 homes, business and landscapes.
Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the Midwest on Sunday, leaving at least five people dead.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is in its first full week of online signups for the Metro Safe Room Rebate Program wait list.
It was a touted as program to help some North Texas residents foot the bill for storm shelters and safe rooms, but few people knew how few reservations were available and apparently even fewer predicted how quickly the spots would be snapped up.
The deadly tornado that struck near Oklahoma City late last week had a record-breaking width of 2.6 miles and was the second top-of-the-scale EF5 twister to hit the area in less than two weeks.
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.
An EF5 tornado that hit Jarrell, Texas 16 years ago nearly wiped the small, Central Texas town off the map. Twenty seven people died.
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.
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.