At least six people were killed and up to 100 injured on Wednesday after multiple tornadoes ripped through northern Texas, according to officials.
As many as three tornadoes swept through a stretch of Texas near the Dallas-Fort Worth area, causing major damage to homes, reported Reuters.
According to Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds, a deadly tornado struck two neighborhoods of Ranchos Brazos Estates and DeCordova Ranch in Granbury city at around 8 pm on Wednesday. The death toll is expected to rise and those injured were reportedly in serious condition.
Deeds said the twisters caused damage to places located three miles east of Granbury. He added that more than 90 people were evacuated from those areas. Officials are still trying to put a number on the evacuees, reported NBCDFW.com.
Dozens of ambulances from as far as Fort Worth have been moved to Granbury. Emergency workers, police officers and fire fighters are going home to home in search of casualties. Matt Zavadsky, spokesman for MedStar Mobile Healthcare told Associated Press (AP) that as many as 100 people were injured. The company sent three ambulances and a medical bus from its Fort Worth base to Granbury.
Many of the injured are being treated at the Lake Granbury Medical Center, Granbury City Manager Wayne McKethan told the Dallas Morning News.
An hour after the deadly tornado hit Granbury, a mile wide twister reached 80mph winds as it ripped through a part of Cleburne, which is located some 25 miles (40 kilometres) southeast of Granbury. There were no reports of death from Cleburne, but the city's Mayor Scott Cain told AP, "but we do have the potential for some injuries."
Another tornado struck the small town of Millsap, located some 40 miles (64 kilometres) west of Fort Worth. There were no injuries reported from Millsap, however, Parker County Judge Mark Kelley said roof damage was reported in some houses.