Search Underway after Deadly Texas Twisters

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Massive cleanup is underway in Texas after a swarm of 16 tornadoes ripped through the state Wednesday night. At least six people are dead and several are still missing.  

Entire neighborhoods are still cordoned off as rescue teams and police with cadaver dogs to search for survivors in the debris.
    
The storms battered the region, turning homes into rubble. The devastation is spread across four counties near the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
    
The community of Granbury, located west of Dallas, saw the most damage, with homes in two neighborhoods obliterated.
    
Survivors are recounting stories of shock and horror as 200 mile-an-hour winds tore through their town.
    
Grandbury resident Dylan Grisham hid in a bathroom with his grandmother and made it out alive.

"The door went just like shaking, shaking, shaking really bad," Grisham recalled. "There's supposed to be houses all along this road, trailers, house here, on corner, further down. There's nothing."
       
Meanwhile, several churches have opened their doors as Red Cross shelters for tornado victims and their families.

CBN's Operation Blessing is also on the ground in Grandbury, laying the groundwork with local pastors and government officials and mapping out the most affected areas and the greatest needs.

Operation Blessing's U.S. Director Jody Gettys and her team arrived in the area just hours after the deadly storms.

"We've been meeting with local officials and local agencies, seeing how we can coordinate armies of volunteers to come in here and help people rebuild their lives, clean up their properties and most importantly how we can pray with them, encourage them, let them know that they are not alone after such tragedy," she said.

Operation Blessing's mobile command center and trucks full of construction supplies are on their way to the devastated region.

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