One dead, dozens hurt after tornadoes wallop Canton, Eustace, Caney City – Dallas News

The Associated Press reported that 47 patients had been taken to area hospitals operated by East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare Systems, including one in critical condition. Several more were en route, a healthcare system spokeswoman said, but none of those injuries were considered life-threatening.

By late Saturday evening, the American Red Cross of North Texas had set up two shelters for those displaced by the storms — one at Canton’s First Methodist Church Life Center, the other at the Emory City Center in Emory.

Bobby Holleman of Canton said he heard a loud, rumbling noise and trees snapping. He said the tornado went through the pasture behind his house toward neighbors living in a shack and two travel trailers.

He said the homes were gone when he checked on them.

Police who were in the area told Holleman that a man died in his truck while he was checking on his cows on a pasture north of FM 253.

Nothing happened to Holleman’s home. An hour before midnight, he was busy sharpening his chainsaw to clear trees.

“Tomorrow is going to be a busy day,” he said.

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