At Least 6 Confirmed Dead in Texas Tornado

Johnny Ortiz, left, and James South, right, carry Miguel Morales, who was injured in a tornado, to an ambulance in Granbury, Texas, on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
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By ANGELA K. BROWN and JOHN L. MONE, Associated Press

GRANBURY, Texas (AP) — Officials awaited daybreak to fully assess the scope of the destruction left in the wake of a deadly tornado in Granbury.

Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds said he hoped the death toll from the tornado would hold at six, with about 50 people injured and 250 people left homeless.

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The twister was part of a swarm of tornadoes unleashed on North Texas, devastating two neighborhoods in southern Granbury and a neighborhood in nearby Cleburne.

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