Significant damage, injuries reported after large tornado hits Franklin, Texas
Powerful thunderstorms swept through Texas on Saturday, April 13, 2019, producing several damaging tornadoes. More than 75 460 people are without power as of 19:31 UTC.
Significant damage was reported in Franklin, TX after a long-track tornado that began south of Calvert, Robertson County hit the town. There are reports of injuries, downed trees, damaged homes and trailers, and collapsed buildings downtown.
One mobile home with a person inside was reportedly ripped from its location.
Authorities reported several people injured, including two children.
Two tornadoes touched down near the town of Alta. One of them destroyed two homes and downed numerous trees.
Hail as large as 7.6 cm (3 inches) in diameter hit San Antonio and areas north of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, TWC reported.
More than 500 flights were canceled and 300 delayed at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
#Breaking: Just in – #Tornado in #Franklin in Texas destroyed multiple homes and infrastructure, in it's path! Unconfirmed if there are injured or victims. pic.twitter.com/P6wYMJPD4r
— Sotiri Dimpinoudis (@sotiridi) April 13, 2019
More damage from Franklin area. @NWSFortWorth @KBTXErika @KBTXShel pic.twitter.com/ool0f8biVm
— Bob Pack (@BobPackWX) April 13, 2019
Helotes hail. Thankfully it was brief and not intense. #hail #helotes #satwx #txwz pic.twitter.com/espgn4tlcM
— Greg Derkowski (@602Greg) April 13, 2019
My cousin shared these tornado damage pics with me taken by her sister in law, Jamie Gober. The pics are from Franklin, TX. #txwx #franklin #Tornado #damage pic.twitter.com/sl77TchjPI
— Colby Pope (@weathercolby) April 13, 2019
Snapchat video of a large fallen tree on the side of the road in #Franklin Texas, probably caused by the #tornado that tore through there not too long ago. (I do not own this video) pic.twitter.com/tF6yvM4zdR
— Mikey (@MambaMike13) April 13, 2019
Read more: Severe thunderstorm outbreak expected from eastern Texas into western Alabama on April 13
Featured image credit:@sotiridi
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