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NWS confirms at least 8 tornadoes hit North Texas on Wednesday
Teams from the National Weather Service were out surveying the damage to determine how many tornadoes hit North Texas Wednesday.
The NWS focused on Denton, Rockwall, Kemp, Mabank and Canton. They have already confirmed at least eight tornadoes stretching from Denton and Tarrant counties to Zan Zandt County.
There was an EF-0 tornado in the Denton County city of Krum, an EF-1 tornado in the Heritage Trace subdivision in north Fort Worth, EF-0 tornadoes near Saginaw and Rockwall, an EF-2 tornado in Kaufman County, and three tornadoes - an EF-2 and two EF-1s - in or near Canton.Read the full article
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NWS hosts Hurricane Preparedness Week May 5-11
The National Weather Service is hosting Hurricane Preparedness Week May 5-11 with daily hurricane awareness themes and tour stops along the East Coast.
The 2019 Hurricane Awareness Tour is set to stop in Quonset, R.I.; Harrisburg, Pa.; Roanoke, Va.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Brunswick, Ga. Each stop will feature a tour of the Hurricane Hunter aircrafts as well as a chance to meet the flight crew, speak with hurricane forecasters and meet with local NWS meteorologists and emergency managers in an effort to learn about weather safety and preparedness.
Each day will feature a different theme to help prepare for hurricane season starting on June 1:Read the full article
Mom, two children drown in Erath County flash flooding
A mother and her two children drowned after flash flooding in Erath County on Wednesday morning.
The Erath County Sheriff’s Office said the family’s car was swept away when it attempted to drive through a crossing flooded by unusually high water about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Monica Valdez and her two young children were killed, but Valdez’s husband managed to escape the vehicle. Gerardo Ramirez was rescued from a tree he grabbed onto, close to the place where the car was swept away. Valdez was found dead inside the car, while the bodies of a seven-year-old boy and three-year-old girl were found downstream from the vehicle.Read the full article
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