Officials Fear Texas Tornado Death Toll May Rise

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Multiple tornadoes, flash floods and huge hail hit North Texas hard on Wednesday. At least six people dead and more are missing, and officials fear the death toll could rise.

Storm chasers 40 miles west of Fort Worth braved the weather to capture dramatic video of a tornado touchdown.

In all, 10 tornadoes slammed into North Texas as part of a massive system that spawned severe thunderstorms. The twisters brought widespread flooding and baseball-sized hail.

The community of Granbury, located west of Dallas, saw the most damage, with homes in two neighborhoods obliterated.

As many as 100 people were injured as the EF-4 twister packing winds up to 200 miles per hour whipped through.   

"Most of that subdivision is heavily damaged to totally destroyed," Sheriff Roger Deeds of Hood County, Texas, said.

"You could feel it was real calm and all of a sudden, you could just like a vacuum whoah... what's going on," one storm survivor recalled.

All morning rescue crews searched through rubble while residents started picking up the pieces, many thankful to be alive.

"My neighborhood is gone.. it's gone," one Texas resident said. "Lucky we made it... but you know there are people missing still."

What is Operation Blessing doing and what can our viewers do to help? Jody Herrington-Gettys, director of US Disaster Relief for Operation Blessing, spoke with CBN News's George Thomas about this and more following this report.

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