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DRADT helps Texas tornado victims

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Updated: 5/16/2013 7:13 pm
GRANBURY, Tex.-- "It's definitely a sight that will kind of take your breath away at first, and realizing that Mother Nature did this and people lived in these homes," Chance Craven said.

Craven and his organzation DRADT were one of the first crews to respond to the Texas tornadoes this week. They used to be based in Jacksonville, but now operate out of Southlake, a suburb of Dallas. When they got to the neighborhood hit hardest in Granbury, they couldn't believe their eyes.

"There are homes that have been leveled off foundations. There are cars wrapped around trees and metal bent in ways you wouldn't think metals would be bent in," Craven continued.

Early reports reveal an EF-4 twister was behind the damage. That means winds over 150 miles per house and in some places -- blinding rain and hail.

Six people are dead, hundreds are injured and dozens of structures are reduced to rubble. It's going to be a long road ahead for DRADT, but Craven says that's what they're there for. If anyone else has a heart to serve, he encourages them to head west.

"If somebody wants to take a summer trip or help for a week, that would be incredible."

If you can't physically make it to Texas, donations are just as good. DRADT tells us money, gift cards and toiletries like toothpaste are in high demand. For more information, click here.
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