Saturday, April 29, 2017

Death Toll Now Five - East Texas Tornadoes

At least five people died during Saturday storms in East Texas.

The Ben Wheeler Volunteer Fire Department confirms the body of an unidentified person was found in a pasture in Canton. A tornado warning remains in effect for the area through 8:30 p.m.

Officials later confirmed that five people were killed during the storms and that the number of casualties could increase. Officials are asking residents to stay out of the area while emergency crews work. They say trees are downed and there is extensive damage in southern Van Zandt County. Some homes were destroyed during the storm.

Displacement centers are set up area churches.


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