Report: At Least Six Confirmed Dead After North Texas Tornado
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) At least six people were killed Wednesday after a tornado devastated parts of North Texas.
In addition to the six deaths, there were several reports of damage to homes and injuries to dozens of people.
The city of Granbury that was one that seemed to be hit the hardest. Authorities stated that a deadly tornado tore through two neighborhoods in that city, at about 8 p.m. With casualties found still in homes, officials say that the death toll could climb as clean up and restoration efforts take effect.
Approximately 50 people were taken to a Granbury hospital with 14 admitted for treatment of injuries.
Further reports indicate that as many as 100 people were injured. Other areas that felt the tremendous impact of the tornado included neighbors such as Rancho Brazos Estates and DeCordova Ranch, in the southern end of the town of Granbury.
Emergency crews from as far away as Fort Worth answered the call to assist those who were in need of medical services and treatments.
The same weather system that devastated the town of Granbury, spawned another tornado that storm spotters found to be approximately a mile wide. That particular tornado tore through the southwestern town of Cleburne, a city located approximately 25 miles southeast of Granbury with a population of about 30,000.
Another tornado hit the small town of Millsap, which is a city that is about 40 miles west of Fort Worth.
Reports of hail as large as grapefruit were also reported in the North Texas area.