KETR Local
10:21 am
Tue April 12, 2011

Officials confirm tornadoes, widespread damage


– Four tornadoes touched down in Texas Monday morning, two of which were right in our backyard.

The National Weather Service office in Fort Worth said Monday that a category EF1 tornado hit the community of Cash, near Greenville. The twister, which produced between 86-110 mph, stayed on the ground for seven miles.

That, coupled that with storms packing severe straight-line winds, affected more than 50 South Hunt County homes and completely destroying four, according to Emergency Management Coordinator Richard Hill.

Red Cross officials say more than 200 homes in four North Texas counties were damaged by the storms. Fifteen of those homes sustained major damage or were destroyed.

No injuries were reported.

Another tornado struck Forney in Kaufman County, while perhaps the heaviest property damage was in Johnson County, as tornadoes hit just west of Alvarado and northwest of nearby Rio Vista.