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
Second Chance Farm, a local animal rescue group, is looking for temporary shelter in an air-conditioned warehouse facility to hold displaced animals after the storm Wednesday night. The animals will be crated and supervised by volunteers 24/7, and the organization is willing to cover electric and water usage fees. Contact Sandi Walker Fornes for more information at 817-279-2052.… Read the rest
H-E-B is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross and will begin accepting customer donations for the victims of the recent tornadoes which devastated areas of North Texas. H-E-B is also providing aid in response to the devastation with gift cards and meals to churches, first responders and affected families.… Read the rest
A pet adoption scheduled for Saturday at Compass Bank has been cancelled due to the Wednesday tornado, according to Captain A.T. Vines of Hood County Animal Control. Vines thanked everyone in the community for their support in offering help for animals displaced due to the storm. At this time BARC (Brazos Animal Resource Connection) is seeking monetary donations that will go towards evacuation/adoption trailers.… Read the rest
At a Thursday afternoon news conference, Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds released the names of the six people who are known to have died as a result of injuries suffered in Wednesday evening’s tornado in the Rancho Brazos subdivision east of Granbury. The are: Glenda Whitehead; Bob Whitehead; Tommy Martin; Leo Stefanski, age 80; Jose Tovar; and Marjorie Davis, 82. There are still seven people unaccounted for, Deeds noted.… Read the rest
Granbury Fire Chief Darrell Grober said late Thursday that no more food items are needed for firefighters and other first responders who are working in the aftermath of the tornado that struck Rancho Brazos. Grober said that emergency personnel are “very grateful” for all the donations that have been brought to the fire station, but nothing further is needed at this time.… Read the rest