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Multiple Tornadoes Reported in Robertson County Near Franklin

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At least one tornado injured at least 12 people and caused significant damage as a strong line of storms moved through Robertson County in Central Texas Saturday morning.

Storms spotters reported significant damage near downtown Franklin, about 50 miles southeast of Waco, where an EF-3 tornado touched down, according to the National Weather Service.

Storm Chaser Keith Minor shared this video of tornado damage near Franklin with NBC 5. Minor reported multiple rain-wrapped tornadoes along U.S. Highway 79 that, even thogh he was within one quarter-mile of them, were not visible.

Two people were hospitalized for injuries not thought to be life-threatening, while others were treated at the scene for minor injuries, Robertson County Sheriff Gerald Yezak told the Associated Press. Some people had to be extricated from their homes.

Dozens of homes and businesses were damaged, and the whole town could be without power for days, officials said.

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Photos and videos posted on social media show trees stripped and unearthed along U.S. Highway 79 between Hearne and Marquez.

Get the latest forecast information from NBC 5's team of Weather Experts here.


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