GRANBURY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) - Hood County sheriff confirms fatalities, multiple injuries and extensive damage following a tornado that slammed into the North Texas lakefront town of Granbury.
The tornado was part of a system of severe thunderstorms that spawned several tornadoes across North Texas, dropping large hail in some areas.
The extent of the damage and injuries was not immediately clear. However, police reported the hardest hit area was the Rancho Brazos subdivision and adjoining areas along Lake Granbury.
People who live in the deCordova Ranch area were evacuated after the tornado due to a gas leak. Sheriff Roger Deeds said a Code Red Alert was issued at 7:40 p.m. Nearly 200 customers were without power after the storm.
Medstar confirmed it is sending three ambulances and the ambus, which is a multiple patient care unit, to Hood County. Also, teams from the American Red Cross and Salvation Army were set to deploy to Hood County to provide help for victims and first responders.
Another tornado hit the small town of Millsap, about 40 miles west of Fort Worth. Parker County Judge Mark Kelley said roof damage was reported to several houses and a barn was destroyed, but no injuries were reported.
Hail up to the size of grapefruit pelted the area around Mineral Wells on Wednesday evening. A police dispatcher reported only minor damage.
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