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KILLER Tornado RIPS through Texas with Grapefruit Sized Hailstones

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Published on May 15, 2013

KILLER Tornado RIPS through Texas with Grapefruit Sized Hailstones

PEOPLE have been killed by "grapefruit"-size hailstones as a tornado brings down buildings in Texas.

Kathy Jividen, a spokeswoman for Hood County, Texas, sheriff's office said there were "multiple fatalities" in the wake of the storm, CNN reported.

Hood County Judge Darrell Cockerham said there were reports of homes being flattened with people inside.

As many as 100 people have been injured by the twisters in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, said MedStar Mobile Healthcare spokesman Matt Zavadsky.

Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds said there have been "bad injuries ... with people losing limbs."

City officials were sending school buses to affected neighborhoods to help with evacuations.
Granbury, about 80km southwest of Fort Worth, and its Rancho Brazos sub division is thought to be the worst hit.

The tornado, reported to be a mile-long is reported to be heading towards Cleburne, Texas. Dallas has also been included in a weather warning

."LIFE THREATENING SITUATION! Mile-wide tornado heading straight north now toward Cleburne, TX! TAKE COVER NOW! " reported Reed Timmer, of TVN.

Ryan Sloane of CNN reported that at least 10 people were injured in Hood County, Texas, with people trapped in homes.

The tornado slammed into the North Texas lakefront town of Granbury, demolishing homes and injuring an undetermined number of people, Houston Chronicle reported.

The tornado - part of a system of severe thunderstorms that spawned several tornadoes across North Texas - dropped large hail.

Police reported the hardest hit area was the Rancho Brazos subdivision and adjoining areas along Lake Granbury.

Another tornado hit the small town of Millsap, about 65km west of Fort Worth. Parker County Judge Mark Kelley said roof damage was reported to several houses and a barn was destroyed.

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