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Deadly Tornado Hits Texas

Posted by feww on May 16, 2013

A dozen dead, more than 100 injured as N. Texas tornado flattens scores of homes

A deadly tornado hit Granbury in Hood County, Texas Wednesday night, claiming a dozen lives, injuring more than 100 others and destroying scores of homes.

There are also reports of an unknown number of people being trapped under the debris.

  • The powerful twister that hit Hood County was part of a system of severe thunderstorms that spawned at least two other tornadoes across North Texas.
  • A spokesman for MedStar Mobile Healthcare, told reporters the tornado had touched down several times in Hood, Tarrant, Dallas and Parker counties.
  • “With these types of tornadoes, they touch down; they lift up; they touch down. They tend to hopscotch,” he said.

Tornado filtered SPC
Three tornadoes hit Hood and Montague counties, northern Texas. Image source: SPC.

May tornado map-USProbability (%) of Tornado in May (1980-1994). Source: NSSL/NOAA

May severe tornado mapThe probability of having one or more days with a tornado within 25 miles of a point sometime during a month. The base data for all tornadoes are the reports from 1980-1994 and for significant and violent tornadoes are the reports from 1921-1995. The values are probabilities in percent. Source: Severe Thunderstorms Climatology

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