Texas tornadoes destroy homes, overturn train cars

AP News
Posted: Oct 25, 2010 9:36 PM
Texas tornadoes destroy homes, overturn train cars

Cleanup crews are out in East Texas after two tornadoes destroyed homes, overturned a tractor-trailer and left a train car in a high school baseball field.

Video shows one tornado ripping into a school and debris violently swirling inside a thick brown cloud in Rice, a town about 40 miles southeast of Dallas. The other twister hit near Lone Oak, about 50 miles northeast of Dallas.

Four people suffered minor injuries, including a driver whose sport utility vehicle was partially crushed when an 18-wheeler hauling a 40-ton dump truck overturned.

The National Weather Service says the Sunday tornadoes had speeds of up to 135 mph and 85 mph.

The video was taken by Navarro County emergency official Eric Meyers, who can be heard yelling "We're in a tornado, we're in the tornado!"