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RSSTornado Coverage

Tornado victims asked to meet today at Church of Christ

May 18, 2013

Victims of Wednesday’s Hood County tornado damage are being encouraged to meet between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. today (May 18) at the Granbury Church of Christ, 1905 W. Pearl St., according to Stephanie Parker with the Hood County Emergency Management Office. The meeting will give the disaster victims easy access to fill out forms for various insurance companies and contractors.…

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United Cooperative Services sets up customer plan for tornado victims

May 18, 2013

United Cooperative Services, which had 1,037 meters out of power immediately after the tornado strike Wednesday evening in Hood County, made this announcement through Communications Manager Mauri Montgomery: “Our board of directors … approved a … measure to aid co-op members who have been displaced following the disaster. The funds will be administered through Operation RoundUp (an annual program made possible through the voluntary contributions of members who allow their montly electric bills to be rounded up to the next even dollar amount.…

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Water supplier giving a break to Rancho Brazos customers

May 17, 2013

SouthWest Water Company, parent company of Monarch Utilities – water provider for 128 customer accounts in the Rancho Brazos subdivision that was devastated by a tornado Wednesday evening – announced Friday that it is “suspending due dates and balances on current water bills until further notice for Rancho Brazos customers,” according to a statement issued by Director of Operations Ryan Quigley.…

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Some information on tornado fatalities updated by officials

May 17, 2013

The names and ages of some of the six people who died in the Rancho Brazos subdivision east of Granbury as a result of Wednesday’s EF-4 tornado have been updated by Hood County officials. Here is the updated list, provided by the Sheriff’s Office: Robert H. Whitehead, 60, and his wife, Glenda Whitehead (age not available); Jose Tovar Alvarez, 34; Leo Stefanski, 83; Tommy Martin, 61; and Marjari Davis, 82.…

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Site holding dogs from tornado areas to be open Saturday, Sunday

May 17, 2013

Those missing a dog because of the tornadoes Wednesday can go to NewScope Marketing, 5845 Acton Circle, just off Industrial Avenue in Granbury, where the canines that have been found by Hood County Animal Control are being housed and cared for, Animal Control Sergeant Kelly McNab said. Or, go to the Animal Control facility, 240 Bray St., Monday through Friday.…

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Sheriff: Rancho Brazos residents to be allowed back in

May 17, 2013

At a press conference Friday afternoon with the governor and attorney general, Sheriff Roger Deeds said that residents of Rancho Brazos will be allowed back into the demolished neighborhood on a limited basis starting Saturday (May 18). No media or business representatives will be allowed in, he said. On Saturday, residents can inspect what is left of their homes between 8 a.m.…

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Attorney General: Tornado scammers beware

May 17, 2013

Visiting the ravaged Rancho Brazos area Friday afternoon (May 17) with Gov. Rick Perry, Attorney General Greg Abbott warned that the force of the law will descend on any “unscrupulous” businesses that target tornado victims. Abbott said his office will “stand ready to take complaints and investigate and prosecute” any who engage in illegal business practices that bring further harm to the residents of Rancho Brazos.…

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Fund established for medical and burial expense

May 17, 2013

The Martin-Davis benefit fund has been established at First National Bank for Betsy Martin, who is in ICU at John Peter Smith hospital in Fort Worth with broken ribs, wrist, bones in her back, shoulders and a collapsed lung. Her husband Tommy Martin and mother Marjari Davis were killed in the Wednesday evening tornado.The family had no medical or burial insurance.

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Monetary donations are most useful

May 17, 2013

Officials are reporting that monetary donations to help tornado victims can be made through the United Way of Hood County, American Red Cross Chisholm Trail Chapter and numerous funds that have been established at area banks. Material donations are best handled through Mission Granbury, 817-579-6866.…

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A multitude of volunteers have been registered

May 17, 2013

Between phone calls and in-person registration, a multitude of volunteers have been registered with the Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT). At this point, county officials have not needed the volunteers to help with recovery and rebuilding efforts in tornoado-stricken Rancho Brazos. Potential volunteers can register at the CERT trailer parked at Granbury First United Methodist Church, or by calling Shanan Olsen at 817-776-0918.…

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