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RSSTornado Coverage

Warehouse needed to hold displaced animals

May 16, 2013

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.…

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H-E-B donates $50,000 to the ARC, offers in-store donation opportunity

May 16, 2013

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.…

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Lost and found photos may be at the library

May 16, 2013

Lost and found photos and documents have been taken to the Hood County Library, 222 N. Travis St. The collection includes items that were scattered after the tornado hit south of Granbury Wednesday night.…

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Pet adoption at Compass Bank cancelled Saturday

May 16, 2013

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.…

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Names of six killed by Wednesday’s tornado released by sheriff

May 16, 2013

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.…

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Grober: No more food needed for emergency responders

May 16, 2013

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.…

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Photos of Rancho Brazos taken Thursday morning

May 16, 2013
Photos of Rancho Brazos taken Thursday morning

A gallery of photos taken during a media tour Thursday morning of the devastation in Rancho Brazos. Photos by Mary Vinson. Click to view

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Video: Red Cross on the scene

May 16, 2013
Video: Red Cross on the scene

Red Cross volunteer Ray Fishencord compliments rescue efforts following the tornado devastation of Rancho Brazos. Click to view video.

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Tornado aftermath interviews

May 16, 2013

Hood County officials give more information on the aftermath of Wednesday’s tornado during a tour of the area Thursday morning. Click to view

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Preliminary track of tornado

May 16, 2013
Preliminary track of tornado

Steve Klapp, from the Oklahoma City area Red Cross has provided a preliminary track for the Granbury Tornado. This is based on real time tracking of tornado rotation signatures using National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) data and Google Earth. It has been superimposed over the possible damage area in the Rancho Brazos subdivision.…

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