Many videos – professional and amateur – captured the massive weather storm as it rampaged through Texas.
According to NBC, “Canton, in Van Zandt County, appeared to be hardest hit. NBC 5 Meteorologist David Finfrock said the Canton tornado was on the ground for 40 miles — long enough to hit Fruitvale and Emory.”
Unfortunately, the death count rose throughout the night, as originally only one death was reported.
Canton is located about 60 miles from Dallas.
Fox News reported that at least 50 people were injured.
Storm videos also came in from Eustace, Texas.
The massive weather front stopped motorists in their tracks.
The body of the first person reported killed by the twister was found in a pasture, reported Fox.
Television crews “saw 2 vehicles thrown by tornado near Canton on Hwy 64. People rushed to help,” reported NBC.
People captured the severe storm on video, as well as the damage afterwards, including dinged up and overturned automobiles.
The Dallas Morning News reported that the person who died was originally in a car.
More than one tornado hit Texas, and people posted graphics on social media praying for the region.
According to The Dallas Morning News, “While some reports estimated as many as five tornadoes in the area, the National Weather Service confirmed only three — in Canton, Eustace and Caney City — and said it would survey the area Sunday to determine whether there were more.”
According to KLTV, “a Dodge car dealership on Interstate 20 in the Canton area received heavy damage. Several cars were flipped over and a building appears to have sustained some damage.” Hospitals reported receiving dozens of tornado related patients, the television station reported.
There was a report of a two-story home being destroyed, according to WFAA-TV.
Emory, Texas also received damage, WFAA reported. Texas Task Force 2 “has been sent to assist in Canton and Van Zandt, County” by the governor, WFAA reported.
Multiple television crews captured the severe weather system on video.
Fox reported that various videos showed everything from damaged homes to uprooted trees.