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.
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.
Ten tornadoes touched down in several small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and hundreds homeless. Emergency responders were still searching for missing people Thursday afternoon.
An enormous storm system that dumped snow and sleet on the nation’s midsection and unleashed damaging tornadoes around the Deep South began punching its way toward the Northeast on Wednesday, slowing holiday travel.
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.
In the neighborhoods of southwest Arlington, you can see the remains of destroyed garages, their walls collapsed and roofs ripped off. In that rubble you can also see lots of damaged or emptied shelves. So, what happened to the things stored in those garages?
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.
A warning for residents, volunteers and crews cleaning up damage from last Tuesday’s tornadoes — watch for natural gas lines. A number of dangerous natural gas situations were discovered during surveys of tornado damage in Lancaster.
The Red Cross is urging North Texans to be prepared when storms roll through. Red Cross spokeswoman Anita Foster recommends that everyone put together a disaster supply kit ahead of time.