A leader of a North Texas county where six people died in a tornado has described a storm-damaged neighborhood as "total devastation."
Hood County Commissioner Steve Berry before dawn Thursday surveyed the damage in Granbury, about 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth.
Berry, who was a firefighter for more than 20 years, said the Ranch Brazos neighborhood has about 100 mobile homes and wood structures. He said a lot of the mobile homes were "wadded up" and rolled during Wednesday night's twister.
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Berry said all of the homes have significant damage and as many as half were destroyed. He said a lot of homes were built by volunteers with Habitat for Humanity.
Berry said houses can be rebuilt over time but the loss of a life is devastating to families.
On Thursday morning, the National Weather Service rated the strength of the tornado that hit Granbury as an EF-4 with wind speeds between 160 mph and 200 mph.