Van Zandt County Damage Photos

Reporters and photographers with our media partners at The Dallas Morning News chronicled the widespread damage in Van Zandt County after at least three tornadoes on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The photos were taken the day after the twisters tore through.

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Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News
Andy Teague begins clearing debris from his living room along County Road 1910 after a tornado hit Fruitvale on Sunday Teague took shelter in a tiled-shower with his wife, daughter and two dogs as tornadoes swept the area.
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Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News
A goat walks along County Road 1910 on Sunday, a day after a tornado hit Fruitvale.
3/17
Julieta Chiquillo - The Dallas Morning News
A tornado destroyed St. John Catholic Church in Emory last night. This afternoon, about 200 showed up for Spanish Mass anyway.
4/17
Julieta Chiquillo - The Dallas Morning News
A tornado destroyed St. John Catholic Church in Emory last night. This afternoon, about 200 showed up for Spanish Mass anyway.
5/17
Julieta Chiquillo - The Dallas Morning News
A tornado destroyed St. John Catholic Church in Emory last night. This afternoon, about 200 showed up for Spanish Mass anyway.
6/17
Julieta Chiquillo - The Dallas Morning News
Edgewood high schoolers were supposed to have prom at The Rustic Barn in Canton, but tornado flattened like cardboard box.
7/17
Julieta Chiquillo - The Dallas Morning News
Edgewood high schoolers were supposed to have prom at The Rustic Barn in Canton, but tornado flattened like cardboard box.
8/17
Julieta Chiquillo - The Dallas Morning News
Edgewood high schoolers were supposed to have prom at The Rustic Barn in Canton, but tornado flattened like cardboard box.
9/17
Naheed Rajwani/The Dallas Morning News
An entire family at work at their vet's property. Sara and Mike Jay, and their son Levi. "Can't believe this tornado hit," young Levi said.
10/17
Julieta Chiguillo/The Dallas Morning News
Been struggling to get cell reception in Canton all morning. Here's damage along FM 243, near the high school.
11/17
Julieta Chiguillo/The Dallas Morning News
Been struggling to get cell reception in Canton all morning. Here's damage along FM 243, near the high school.
12/17
Julieta Chiguillo/The Dallas Morning News
Been struggling to get cell reception in Canton all morning. Here's damage along FM 243, near the high school.
13/17
Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News
Andy Teague trying to keep the goats away while cleaning up after a tornado impacted Fruitvale on Sat night.
14/17
Naheed Rajwani/The Dallas Morning News
Easier to tell extent of damage now that the sun is out. Clean up efforts underway. Red Cross set up at First Methodist Church in Canton.
15/17
Naheed Rajwani/The Dallas Morning News
Easier to tell extent of damage now that the sun is out. Clean up efforts underway. Red Cross set up at First Methodist Church in Canton.
16/17
Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News
A car lies in a field along State Highway 80 in Fruitvale after a tornado swept the area north of Canton on Saturday.
17/17
Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News
A storm spotter assesses the damage near a Dodge dealership along Interstate 20 after a tornado struck the Canton area Saturday.
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