More than 20 injured, homes destroyed after Texas storm

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VAN, Texas -- An emergency management official in a northeastern Texas county says about two dozen people are injured and homes have been completely destroyed after a severe storm struck the small town of Van.

The storm hit the east side of Van Zandt County and the city of Van around 8:45 p.m. Sunday. The National Weather Service says the storm likely produced a tornado.

Chuck Allen, the Van Zandt County fire marshal and emergency management coordinator, said in an email early Monday morning that approximately 26 patients were transported to hospitals after a triage area was established at a church.

He says damages range from completely destroyed homes to damaged homes to downed trees.

Allen says authorities are going door to door in the city about 70 miles southeast of Dallas, performing a second search for additional injured individuals.

 

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