بالصور 10 زوابع قاتله بعاصفة تكساس الاميركيه

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2017.11.23 15:09


واشنطن: قتل ستة اشخاص واصيب مئة آخرون بجروح ليل الاربعاء الخميس بسبب عاصفة قوية ضربت شمال تكساس واثارت حوالى عشر زوابع بحسب السلطات المحلية في الولاية الاميركية. وصرح مسؤول الاعلام في شمال تكساس نيثان سترينغر لفرانس برس ان "الحصيلة بلغت ستة قتلى".

وتابع ان "حوالى عشر زوابع طالت شمال تكساس في الليلة الفائتة. ما زالت فرق الانقاذ في المكان بحثا عن ناجين محتملين. وتضرر جزء كبير من مقاطعة هود ومدينة غرانبوري". ودمر حوالى 110 منازل على ما افاد شريف المقاطعة روجر ديدز في مؤتمر صحافي صباح الخميس.

وقال "مخاوفنا الكبرى هي امن الافراد والعثور على الضحايا الذين ما زالوا يحتاجون الى مساعدتنا. نسعى الى مساعدة هؤلاء الاشخاص وحيواناتهم الاليفة". وروى القس دين بورتر المقيم في المنطقة لقناة سي ان ان "تحدثت نشرات الارصاد الجوية عن زوابع محتملة وتم انذارنا مسبقا".

وقال "كنا ندرس الانجيل عندما لامست الزوبعة الاولى الارض". وتابع "لجانا الى مبنى من احجار القرميد. بدا الحطام يطير ويدور في الخارج، فيما احتمى الجميع تحت الطاولات (...) كان امرا مدمرا لا يصدق". واضاف انه سمع صفارات الانذار للزوابع بشكل مستمر طوال ساعة. واكد بورتر ان القليل من منازل المنطقة مزود بقبو حيث يمكن للسكان الاحتماء.
 
 

Ten tornadoes - including one a MILE wide - wreak havoc across North Texas killing at least six people, injuring more than 100 and flattening homes

  • Hood County officials confirm at least six people were killed and another 16 were critically injured by the storm - the deadliest so far this year
  • Seven people remain unaccounted for and searches are underway
  • Some of the injured have lost limbs, according to emergency officials
  • Granbury, a small town south of Forth Worth, was the worst affected
  • Images show flattened homes, downed trees and debris-strewn fields

By James Nye and Lydia Warren

 

Six people have died and at least 100 people have been injured after up to 10 tornadoes ravaged Texas towns on Wednesday night, flattening homes, tossing trucks into the air and ripping out trees.

Seven people remain missing and more than 250 have been left homeless after the massive storms - including one a mile wide - hit northern parts of the state around 7pm local time, with many properties being crushed with people still inside.

Images and helicopter footage taken on Thursday morning reveal the storms path of devastation, leaving behind wrecked homes, felled trees and debris strewn across once-manicured lawns.

The worst damage inflicted by the twisters - which were the deadliest to hit the country so far this year - was in Granbury, a town of 8,000 people around 35 miles southwest of Dallas-Fort Worth.

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Destruction: Pete Alaniz assesses the damage to the garage of his rental home that was destroyed by a tornado in Cleburne, Texas after as many as 10 tornadoes rattled through the area

Destruction: Pete Alaniz assesses the damage to the garage of his rental home that was destroyed by a tornado in Cleburne, Texas after as many as 10 tornadoes rattled through the area

Holding on: Crosses remain on the walls of a living room that is otherwise ruined by the tornado in Cleburne

Holding on: Crosses remain on the walls of a living room that is otherwise ruined by the tornado in Cleburne

Damage: Roofs were ripped from homes and trees were felled in Johnson County on Wednesday

Damage: Roofs were ripped from homes and trees were felled in Johnson County on Wednesday

Storm: Neighborhoods have been left strewn with debris following the series of tornadoes in north Texas

Storm: Neighborhoods have been left strewn with debris following the series of tornadoes in north Texas

Aftermath: Derrek Grisham, left, points out neighborhood damage to storm chaser Travis Schafer after a tornado damaged his mothers house on Hyde Park Lane in Cleburne, Texas

Aftermath: Derrek Grisham, left, points out neighborhood damage to storm chaser Travis Schafer after a tornado damaged his mothers house on Hyde Park Lane in Cleburne, Texas

Mess: Lightning illuminates a home damaged in Cleburne after tornadoes swept through on Wednesday

Mess: Lightning illuminates a home damaged in Cleburne after tornadoes swept through on Wednesday

Elizabeth Tovar, who lives in Granbury, said she saw fist-sized hail begin to fall, prompting her and her family to seek shelter in their bathroom as the tornadoes hit around 8pm.

We were all hugging in the bathtub and thats when it started happening. I heard glass shattering and I knew my house was going, Tovar said. We looked up and the whole ceiling was gone.

 

Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds said early on Thursday morning that he hoped the death toll in the area would hold at six, but that crews were continuing to go house to house to look for people trapped, injured or dead among the rubble of demolished homes.

All six of the people confirmed killed were found in Rancho Brazos, a neighborhood of around 110 mostly single family homes on the fringe of Granbury that bore the brunt of the winds, he said.

He added that officials were now trying to find seven people that were unaccounted for following the storm, down from 13.

Destroyed: Flattened homes and debris now cover land where homes once stood in Hood County

Destroyed: Flattened homes and debris now cover land where homes once stood in Hood County

Ruins: An aerial image taken on Thursday morning shows tornado damage left behind in Hood County

Ruins: An aerial image taken on Thursday morning shows tornado damage left behind in Hood County

Danger: Authorities said six people were killed in the storms and more than 100 people were injured

Danger: Authorities said six people were killed in the storms and more than 100 people were injured

Powerful: A trailer was blown into a home on Lindsay Lane in Cleburne during the tornadoes

Powerful: A trailer was blown into a home on Lindsay Lane in Cleburne during the tornadoes

Ive been assured by my deputies on the scene that they e pretty confident with the six that they found, but there was a report that two of these people that they found were not even near their homes, he said. So we e going to have to search the area out there.

Rescue teams have been over and over and over again through the area, he said. Im pretty confident we haven left people behind but we e still checking.

The main concern is life safety and making sure we tend to that, and their pets too, he said, adding that the Humane Society were coming to the area to rescue pets wandering the streets.

Utilities said about 20,000 homes and businesses were without power early Thursday.

Matt Zavadsky, a spokesman for MedStar Mobile Healthcare, an agency that provides ambulance service to the region, said about 100 people were injured in the Granbury twister.

Some of the injured had undergone amputations while others had minor bumps and bruises.

Lt. Kathy Jividen, a spokeswoman for the sheriffs office, confirmed numerous injures, some critical, after at least three tornadoes touched down, leveling most of the 120 homes in the area.

At least 10 tornadoes have touched down in the Granbury Millsap area this evening - causing multiple fatalities and injuring over 100 people

At least 10 tornadoes have touched down in the Granbury Millsap area this evening - causing multiple fatalities and injuring over 100 people

Enlarge   This tornado from earlier in the day was part of the super-cell storm system that struck Granbury, Texas, but is not the tornado which caused fatalities this evening

This tornado from earlier in the day was part of the super-cell storm system that struck Granbury, Texas, but is not the tornado which caused fatalities this evening

on its way: A picture of one tornado just south of Priddy, Texas headed towards Hamilton on Wednesday

on its way: A picture of one tornado just south of Priddy, Texas headed towards Hamilton on Wednesday

Many of the injured were being treated at Lake Granbury Medical Center, while 17 people were taken to Fort Worth hospitals.

Local hospitals called in extra staff members to cope with the injured, while schools and other buildings were being used to treat victims, officials said.

Most of the damage was in two housing subdivisions at the edge of the town of Granbury, about 35 miles (56km) southwest of Fort Worth. Another tornado hit the small town of Millsap, about 40 miles west of Fort Worth, with roof damage to homes and barns.

The houses are no more. They e all leveled, one resident in Granbury told NBC.

The house started shaking, another witness added. We were in a closet. You could hear it - it sounded like a train going off. It was scary.

The twister in Granbury was part of a system of severe thunderstorms that spawned several tornadoes across North Texas, dropping large hail in some areas. Another mile-wide tornado that tore through part of Cleburne, about 25 miles southeast of Granbury.

Gloomy: Lightning strikes from a storm illuminates the sky where damage is strewn in Cleburne, Texas

Gloomy: Lightning strikes from a storm illuminates the sky where damage is strewn in Cleburne, Texas

A trucking company trailer landed on a car that was parked in front of a Lindsey Ln. home in Cleburne Texas after a powerful storm went through Wednesday night

A trucking company trailer landed on a car that was parked in front of a Lindsey Ln. home in Cleburne Texas after a powerful storm went through Wednesday night

A trucking company trailer landed on a car that was parked in front of a Lindsey Ln. home in Cleburne

A trucking company trailer landed on a car that was parked in front of a Lindsey Ln. home in Cleburne

Destruction: Massive hail stones fell across the area on Wednesday, including these in Mineral Wells

Destruction: Massive hail stones fell across the area on Wednesday, including these in Mineral Wells

We haven had a bad one like this for a while. Its definitely a nightmare, Deeds said to USA Today.

One witness told NBCDFW.com that the storm system intensified around 7.30 p.m. and the tornado struck at around 8 p.m.

It started hailing and so we opened up the curtains and stood in the middle of the house, one resident told CBS 11. Then all of a sudden things just started swirling.

You could see stuff going all through the air, said another. At the top of the hill, you could tell where the tornado went through directly cause it’s just wiped out. Trees gone. Houses completely demolished.

Rancho Brazos Estates resident Allacia Jenny, 22, said she witnessed devastation in her neighborhood. The house across from mine looked like it was destroyed, she said.

Injured: A young girl is wheeled to an awaiting ambulance in Granbury on Wednesday evening after the storm

Injured: A young girl is wheeled to an awaiting ambulance in Granbury on Wednesday evening after the storm

Pained: An injured person is carried to an ambulance in Granbury, where scores were hurt in the storm

Pained: An injured person is carried to an ambulance in Granbury, where scores were hurt in the storm

Jose and Antonio Angudo after being evacuated from the Granbury, Texas, neighborhood of Rancho Brazos that was blasted by storms on Wednesday

Jose and Antonio Angudo after being evacuated from the Granbury, Texas, neighborhood of Rancho Brazos that was blasted by storms on Wednesday

Toppled large trees littered her yard and power lines were all over the place, she said.

At Stumpys Lakeside Grill in Lake Granbury, diners and workers ducked under tables as the wind gusts and hail started, but nobody was injured, said Eric Martinez, a cook.

They saw several homeowners boat docks across the lake just get torn apart, he said.

The boat docks just flew off, and they e actually gone, Martinez said, while boards and other debris landed in some yards.

The restaurant didn appear to sustain any damage, but cars in the parking lot had dents from the large hail, he said.

Johnny Ortiz, (left), and James South, (right), carry Miguel Morales, center, who was injured in a tornado, to an ambulance in Granbury, Texas

Johnny Ortiz, (left), and James South, (right), carry Miguel Morales, center, who was injured in a tornado, to an ambulance in Granbury, Texas

Eva Zapata, (left), waits with family member Dario Segura for news of her children, who live in the Granbury, Texas, neighborhood of Rancho Brazos that was evacuated after storms on Wednesday

Eva Zapata, (left), waits with family member Dario Segura for news of her children, who live in the Granbury, Texas, neighborhood of Rancho Brazos that was evacuated after storms on Wednesday

Another tornado, which was a mile wide, tore through Cleburne, a city of about 30,000 about 25 miles southeast of Granbury.

The citys mayor, Scott Cain, said on Thursday that no one was killed or seriously hurt in the tornado, but seven people suffered minor injuries and that dozens of homes were damaged.

In one neighborhood, the tornado picked up a trucking company trailer that had been parked on the street and dropped it onto a nearby car and garage.

Hail as large as grapefruit also pelted the area around Mineral Wells on Wednesday evening. A police dispatcher reported only minor damage.

The Red Cross said it believes the worst-hit areas are Hood County, Johnson, Parker, Wise and Montague.

The tornado was part of a system of severe thunderstorms that spawned several tornadoes across North Texas - causing major damage and loss of life

The tornado was part of a system of severe thunderstorms that spawned several tornadoes across North Texas - causing major damage and loss of life

Multiple tornados hit the north of Texas this afternoon and evening - centered around Granbury - 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth

Multiple tornados hit the north of Texas this afternoon and evening - centered around Granbury - 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth

The tornado is the deadliest so far this year. The season typically starts in the Gulf Coast states in late winter, moves north with the warming weather, peaks around May and trails off by July.

Several deadly tornadoes have struck in recent years.

In March 2012, at least 39 people were killed in a chain of tornadoes from the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico. The following month, at least six people were killed by a twister in an Oklahoma town.

In May 2011, a massive tornado struck Joplin, Missouri, killing 161 people and damaging or destroying 7,500 homes.

 

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