6 dead, 7 Missing After Tornadoes Hit North Texas

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At least six people were killed and dozens were injured after a string of powerful tornadoes hit two neighborhoods in North Texas on Wednesday evening. Authorities are searching for seven missing adults in the town of Granbury, just outside of Fort Worth.

According to Fox News, 20,000 homes and businesses lost electricity. Granbury was the hardest hit town, which includes about 8,000 residents. Elizabeth Tavor, 25, from Ranchos Brazos Estates, a neighborhood in Granbury, said, “We heard the winds whipping and glass smashing everywhere. I felt like a long time and when things died down I looked up and saw that the roof was gone.”

Over 100 residents have been moved to local churches and shelters where the Red Cross is providing food and resources, reports Yahoo. Granbury Mayor Pro Tem Nin Hulett told Good Morning America, “Our highest priority right now is to try to get the people out there in this community under a shelter somewhere and protect them and also to get accountability on some of the people that have not been accountable for.”

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