Three people were killed and at least 10 injured when tornadoes moved through two North Texas towns, officials said Wednesday.
An elderly couple were found dead in a destroyed home in the tiny town of Westminster, while a teenager was found dead at a separate location, Collin County spokeswoman Lee Hornsby said.
Tornadoes struck near the towns of Anna and Westminster, about 40 miles north of Dallas, Hornsby said. Tornadoes were also reported in the Texas Panhandle town of Childress and in southeastern Oklahoma, but no injuries were reported.
“I have seen brick houses completely torn apart, a couple of these next to each other, bricks laying on top of a vehicle, another vehicle apparently rolled several times,” Hornsby told WFAA-TV in Dallas.
Officials were going door-to-door to check for other casualties, said Jamie Nicolay of the county’s homeland security and health care services department. – more