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Texas tornadoes kill at least 6; 7 people unaccounted for

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Updated: 5/16/2013 4:40 pm
GRANBURY, Texas (AP) -- A North Texas county sheriff says seven people remain unaccounted for after a massive tornado claimed six lives.

Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds says emergency responders are searching parts of Granbury that were left devastated. Deeds says authorities are working to identify the six adults who died in last night's twister in Granbury, about 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth.

Deeds earlier said 14 people were missing but half were later found with family or friends. Deeds says he hopes that will be the case for the other seven missing people.

He says 37 people were treated at a Granbury hospital and of those, 15 were transported to Fort Worth-area hospitals and 19 were treated and released.

The powerful storm crushed buildings as it tore through the area, leaving some as just piles of planks and rubble. Trees and debris were scattered across yards, and fences were flattened.
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Mike Buresh - 5/16/2013 2:56 PM
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Fred - this is a pretty classic set-up for tornadoes in the Plains. Dry, cool air moves east out of the Rockies & meets the warm, humid air pulling north from the Gulf due to a storm system (low pressure) moving into the Plains. One of the big reasons that this area -- Tx. to Nebraska -- is known as "tornado alley". thx...

Fred Thompson - 5/16/2013 10:11 AM
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Hot dry air from the north/west collided with warm moist air from the gulf to the south. Is this an unusual way for air masses to spin up tornados? Not only by ways of cold and dry air colliding with warm moist air masses. Not to insinuate the "GLOBAL WARMING NONSENCE" But is this senerio rare?
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