Emergency officials in Texas reported injuries and damage to homes after severe weather swept through a small town in the eastern part of the state, while two groups of people had to be rescued by helicopters from floodwaters in a north Texas town.
The National Weather Service received a report of a tornado near Van, in Van Zandt County, as severe thunderstorms passed through Sunday night. Van, a town with a population of around 2,500, is about 70 miles southeast of Dallas.
Van Fire Chief Jeff Hudgens says the city sustained “some significant damage” to “multiple homes” and says agencies are responding to confirmed injuries. He did not have any further details on the number of people hurt or the extent of their injuries. There were no immediate reports of fatalities.
Meanwhile, Denton County Deputy Fire Marshal Marc Dodd said a Texas National Guard helicopter airlifted four adults and one infant on Sunday from the roof of their home near the city of Krum.
Dodd says another helicopter rescued two adults near the city of Sanger from the roof of their pickup truck, which video showed was surrounded by rushing water.
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