Wednesday, May 15, 2013
CSW BREAKING: "Large Tornado" South of Dallas-Fort Worth
Severe storms have dropped several tornadoes around and southwest of the DFW MetroPlex Wednesday night...
"Major damage" along with "serious injuries" were reported in and/or near the communities of Granbury and DeCordova in Hood county TX..
At 9:24 pm- CBS11 is reporting "fatalities in Hood county" TX- "according to the Sheriff's Department" in Hood county.
A storm spotter for the CBS TV affiliate Channel 11 reported a "large tornado on the ground" near Cleburne TX...
As of 10:30 pm CDT- "two fatalities and 16 injuries" have been reported in the Granbury area.
More than an hour later- that figure was increased to "three dead" with "around 100 injured-" according to a report on NBC5 in Dallas.
At a news conference shortly after midnight Thursday morning- the Hood county sheriff Mr. Roger Deeds reported "at least six dead" with more than 100 injuries of various degrees of severity.
There were slightly more than a dozen people yet unaccounted for- Sheriff Deeds said.
Than number had been reduced to six Thursday morning.
A preliminary intensity of the Granbury leg of the tornado has been rated an EF-4.
There were reports of a roof off at least one home on Lakeshore Drive at Lake Cleburne.
As of 10:35 pm- damage was reported to homes in southwestern Cleburne with some "people trapped in their homes" in those areas.
No deaths had been reported in Cleburne as of early Thursday morning- but at least six people received injuries from the tornado.
Storms continued around these areas for a time after the tornado(s) struck- and flash flooding was a concern.
At sunrise Thursday- WFAA's "Chopper 8" flew over the devastated areas.
Severe storms are possible in the Kansas City MetroRegion late Saturday and Sunday.