Royal Oak Tribune

1 dead, dozens hurt as tornadoes hit south


POWDERLY, TEXAS >> Residents in northeaste­rn Texas and southeaste­rn Oklahoma began assessing weather damage Saturday, working to recover and thankful to have survived after tornadoes tore through the region, killing at least one, injuring others and leaving homes and buildings in ruins.

Shelbie Villalpand­o, 27, of Powderly, Texas, said she was eating dinner with her family Friday when tornado sirens prompted them to congregate first in their rented home’s hallways, then with her children, aged 5, 10 and 14, in the bathtub.

“Within two minutes of getting them in the bathtub, we had to lay over the kids because everything started going crazy,” Villalpand­o said.

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