At 8 p.m. ET tonight, Randi Kaye has a heartwarming story about a man reunited with his best friend, a pit bull named Junior, after the Texas tornadoes. Jerry Shuttlesworth wasn't sure if he would ever see his dog again. The two were separated in the powerful winds.
Like Junior, hundreds of pets were left homeless after the storm. A local shelter has been trying to connect them with their owners, but it's a difficult task without cell phone service and many residents displaced.
The National Weather Service said at least 16 tornadoes are responsible for the deadly force that completely destroyed homes and buildings in North Texas. At least six people lost their lives.
CNN's Gary Tuchman reports on Bryce Reed, an EMS worker in West, Texas. Anderson Cooper interviewed Reed after the deadly fertilizer plant explosion. Many regarded him as a hero, but now his statements about the incident are facing scrutiny.
Reed is currently in federal custody for allegedly having pipe bomb materials. He plans to plead not guilty to those charges, and his lawyer says he had no involvement in the plant explosion.
At least six people are dead and dozens of homes are in ruins after 13 tornadoes ripped through North Texas Wednesday night. All of the deaths occurred in Granbury, 30 miles southwest of Fort Worth. “We had a total of 97 homes out of 110 that suffered severe damage,” said the town’s Mayor Pro Tem Nill Hulett on AC360° tonight. Watch Randi Kaye's report from Granbury, Texas and read the AC360° 411 on tornadoes: FULL POST
Investigators have not ruled out an intentional fire being behind explosions at a fertilizer plant in the small town of West that left 15 people dead, the Texas fire marshal said Thursday.
State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy said investigators were unable to rule out three possible causes, including a spark from a golf cart, an electrical short or an intentionally set fire.
Dr. Kerri Sistrunk says emergency personnel and the medical community came together to help victims in Granbury, Texas. She tells Anderson Cooper that they prepared for the disaster, but never really expected it.
The Hood County, Texas sheriff confirmed multiple fatalities after a tornado touched down. Matt Zavadsky, spokesman for MedStar Mobile Healthcare, said there were reports of at least 100 people injured in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Darkness and power outages make the chaotic situation more difficult for rescue crews.
Billy and Steffanie Burch ran into a destroyed nursing home in West, Texas to rescue victims after the fertilizer plant explosion. They spoke with Anderson Cooper about the devastating incident.
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