Storms Leave Several People Dead, Many Hurt in Northeast Texas
Several people have reportedly been killed and dozens of others hurt as tornadoes ripped through Van Zandt County in Northeast Texas. Canton, Texas has been hard hit. WFAA reports dozens of cars have been tossed like toys as this powerful storm system roared across the region.
Officials in Canton are reporting extensive damage to the town which is about 60 miles east of Dallas. The National Weather Service says at least 3 tornadoes have struck in Eustace, Caney City and Canton.
In an update late Saturday evening, Canton Fire Department Captain Brian Horton told WFAA as many as 5 people may have been killed, but crews were working to assess the situation. "We still may have people unaccounted for." said Horton.
East Texas Medical Center confirmed at least 49 people were treated for injuries.
The Red Cross has opened up shelters across the region to help those impacted by the storms.
Several videos of the tornadoes have started to surface online.
In Canton, Texas visitors had come from all across the region for the monthly Canton First Monday Trade Days. A car dealership in Canton was virtually destroyed by the massive storm.