There are a lot of scary things about tornadoes. They’re just a big, scary force of nature that cannot be reasoned with, cannot be controlled, and can rarely be predicted. Once a tornado is on the ground, you don’t really know where it’s going to hit or how hard it is going to hit. A series of massive tornadoes tore through Granbury, Texas, destroying 100 homes and killing 6 people last night. Granbury, the hardest hit area in Hood County, has been practically wiped off the map. Sadly, most of the homes in the community were built by Habitat for Humanity.
“We did use our Code Red Emergency Phone Notification System to alert the citizens of the county in the affected areas and in the areas that were going to be affected,” said Hood County sheriff Roger Deeds, who added that the system saved lives.
Homes are completely destroyed, so authorities believe that there may be a much higher death toll than initially announced and there are expected to be trapped survivors found in the rubble. There are 48 injured people at Lake Granbury Medical Center, and 100 people at a Red Cross shelter. The tornado string was accompanied by softball-sized hail, which is just incredible to think about. Here’s hoping the damage doesn’t get much worse and the death toll doesn’t rise as a result of this storm.
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