Injuries, Fatalities Reported In Texas Tornado

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
Police reported a tornado hit the Rancho Brazos subdivision and adjoining areas along Lake Granbury in the North Texas town of Granbury Wednesday night.

This image shows a tornado that hit the town of Granbury in northwest Texas, May 15, 2013. / Karon Campbell

GRANBURY, Texas (AP) A tornado slammed into a North Texas lakefront town of Granbury, demolishing homes and injuring an undetermined number of people.

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. The Hood County sheriff confirms fatalities, multiple injuries and extensive damage.

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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