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Four Injured As North Texas Gets Blasted With Severe Weather Tuesday

The rain’s expected to continue in North Texas through Friday night.

Thunderstorms blasted through North Texas Tuesday with high winds, hail and heavy rain.

Four people were injured in Hood County; three of them were taken to the hospital. A tornado was later confirmed by the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds says the mayhem started early. 

“This morning, I think it was about 7:30 when the initial call came in and Jack’s Trailer Park. It’s five or six miles west of Grandbury, just east of Tolar. We had a report of trailers damaged, destroyed and rolled over. I think there’s up to 10 or 12 that are damaged and maybe six that are destroyed.”

Sixteen apartments in an Erath County complex were damaged; a shelter has opened in Stephenville for the survivors.

And in Hurst, the Northeast campus of Tarrant County College closed for most of the day after the student union was damaged.

The sun eventually came out in the afternoon. Jesse Moore of the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, says it’s not over. The rain’s expected to continue in North Texas through Friday night.

This story comes out of the Texas Station Collaborative, a new joint project of KERA in North Texas, Houston Public Media, KUT in Austin and Texas Public Radio in San Antonio. For more information and updates, visit KERA in North Texas.

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