CANTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – After a tornado moved over Canton in Van Zandt County, CBS 11 storm chaser Jason McLaughlin was there as a group, including a child and a dog, emerged from a storm shelter.

People and dog emerge from storm shelter in Canton (Jason McLaughlin)

They all appeared to be unscathed as they walked out and began checking out the damage which appeared to mostly consist of some downed trees and power lines.

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A little girl came out of the shelter wearing a baseball helmet while clutching a couple of stuffed animals.

Child emerges from storm shelter in Canton (Credit: Jason McLaughlin)

“We always like to say that in your storm shelter, please make sure you have a hard hat or a helmet or something to remain safe because there is the potential of debris hitting you,” said CBS 11 Chief Meteorologist Scott Padgett on air as he was seeing the live video.

Cleanup is underway but power was still out at 9:30 p.m. in some parts of Canton.

There were no reported injuries but a lot of damage 

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The tornado just missed the historic town square but plowed through some homes and businesses. 


VIDEO: Reported Tornado Rips Through Canton – Images From CBS 11 Storm Chaser Jason McLaughlin


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