Granbury Tornado Kills Six
At least six people died when tornadoes swept through Granbury overnight. Many more were injured and some 250 are now homeless. The video was taken from a Granbury backyard yesterday, May 15.
The Associated Press reports the twister was part of a swarm of tornadoes that swept across north Texas devastating two neighborhoods in southern Granbury and a neighborhood in nearby Cleburne.
Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds said about 50 people were taken to a Granbury hospital, where 14 were admitted for treatment of injuries and two were transferred to a hospital in Fort Worth, about 35 miles to the northeast,
About 50 people gathered in the Oak Wood Elementary School after nightfall Wednesday to have their injured children examined by paramedics. Five were taken away by ambulance.
Deeds said officials were trying to account for 14 people, but it was not clear if they were missing or were away from the area for other reasons.
Hardest hit were two neighborhoods, Rancho Brazos Estates and DeCordova Ranch, in the southern end of the town of about 8,000 residents about 65 miles southwest of Dallas.
The same storm spawned another tornado that storm spotters told the National Weather Service was a mile wide. That twister tore through the southwestern quadrant of Cleburne, a courthouse city of about 30,000 about 25 miles southeast of Granbury.