Communities in North Texas are beginning the process of recovery after an outbreak of 16 tornadoes killed 6 people, injured up to 100 people, and damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes.
Experts with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth have so far determined it was straight-line winds, not tornadoes, that caused the damage from Thursday’s storms.
As families impacted by this weekend’s tornadoes pick up the pieces, volunteers from North Texas are headed that way to help.
Severe thunderstorms are believed to have spawned three tornadoes in North Texas Thursday, while peppering Denton and Collin counties with hail as large as softballs.
The Insurance Council of Texas estimates that last week's hailstorm and tornado outbreak caused about $300 million in insured losses.