At Least 7 Dead, Including Children, in Massive North Texas Memorial Day Weekend Tornado

A North Texas sheriff confirmed the deaths of at least seven people in a tornado that struck two counties during the Memorial Day weekend. At least 20 others were injured in the Saturday-night storm.

UPDATE 11:15 a.m.: Sheriff Sappington now reports the deaths of at least seven people in his county, including two young children, NBCDFW reports.


Cooke County, Texas, Sheriff Ray Sappington reported the deaths of at least five people that struck Saturday night in his North Texas county. As the sun rose on Sunday morning, the trail of devastation appeared to stretch for miles, NBCDFW reported.

“We do have five confirmed (deaths), but sadly, we think that that number is probably going to go up,” Sappington told reporters. ”There’s nothing left of this house. It’s just a trail of debris left. The devastation is pretty severe.” The sheriff said the deaths included two children, ages two and five, Fox Weather reports.

Fox 4 Dallas reported that two of the deceased were found in a mobile home park. Dozens more survived by taking shelter in a travel center along I-35.

NBCDFW reporter Alanna Quillen said about 60-80 people took shelter when the deadly tornado struck an RV park.

Photos taken by a Fox 4 News helicopter crew show the absolute devastation of a North Texas community on Sunday morning.

Two women miraculously survived after accidentally driving into the path of the tornado. The video, posted on social media by WFAA ABC8, captures the terrorizing moments as the tornado passes.

The storm also struck neighboring Denton County where fire department officials rescued victims from a marina on Lake Ray Roberts.

Emergency crews, including Texas Task Force One Search and Rescue, continue searching for survivors of the deadly Memorial Day weekend tornado.

Bob Price is the Breitbart Texas-Border team’s associate editor and senior news contributor. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What’s Your Point? Sunday morning talk show. He also serves as president of Blue Wonder Gun Care Products 


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