There is some good news today: Everyone has been accounted for from the areas devastated by tornadoes that swept through Hood County Wednesday, a spokesperson for the Hood County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday afternoon. Six people had already been known dead in the Rancho Brazos subdivision, so now of course that means the death toll will not increase. As of press time for Saturday’s Hood County News print edition, the latest information was that there were still seven people missing.… Read the rest
All victims of Wednesday’s Hood County tornado damage are being encouraged to meet between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the Granbury Church of Christ, 1905 W. Pearl St., according to Stephanie Parker with the Hood County Emergency Management Office. Parker said the meeting will give the disaster victims easy access to fill out forms for various insurance companies and contractors.… Read the rest
Restoring water for Rancho Brazos customers is our top priority, report officials with Monarch Utilities. Repairs continue around the clock to make this happen. “The parts that we anticipate will be needed to provide water are already on standby.“ Monarch Utilities is working in cooperation with the county’s incident commander Monarch officials expect to set up a temporary water-fill station at the water plant site, 3708 Sundown Trail.… Read the rest
Veterans who were victims of the storm on Wednesday may contact the Veterans Services office. “If they have any outstanding claims for disability or pension benefits, my office will do its best to work with the VA to get these claims expedited on a hardship status,” said Linda Mallon, Hood and Somervell County Veterans Service Officer, 1402 W. Pearl St., 817-579-3292, or email [email protected].… Read the rest
The Texas Game Wardens Association will be hosting a free fishing day for Hood and Somervell county kids followed by lunch this Saturday, May 18, at Squaw Creek Lake. Gates open at 8 a.m. Fishing poles will be provided to any child who needs one in order to enjoy this special day, and the docks are handicap accessible. For questions or additional information, please contact the Game Wardens Office at 254- 897-7997 or myself at the number listed below or via email at [email protected].… Read the rest
Lake Granbury Medical Center (LGMC) provided care for 37 patients at the hospital following the tornado Wednesday night.
• 15 were transferred to Metroplex hospitals
• 3 patients were admitted for further
• 19 were treated and released.
Chief of Staff, Kyle McCombs, MD, stated, “I’ve been at LGMC for over 12 years, and we have never seen a community catastrophe with as many injuries as we did through last night.… Read the rest
Officials with the Tarrant Area Food Bank report that HEB will have a truck at the Mobile Food Pantry site Saturday morning to give food to the supporting food pantries to distribute in the days ahead. Representatives from each pantry are asked to be on hand for the Mobile Food Pantry distribution from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Granbury First United Methodist Church, Loop 567.… Read the rest
At this time, volunteers are not needed to help in the aftermath of the tornado that hit the Rancho Brazos area Wednesday night. Those who would like to volunteer in any capacity should register with Shanan Olsen at 817-776-0918. Olsen is handling the volunteer registration for the county through the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).… Read the rest