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A year ago Thursday, the most powerful North Texas tornado in two decades ripped through Granbury, southwest of Fort Worth.  It devastated one neighborhood in particular: Rancho Brazos. Six people were killed and several dozen were injured. A year later, the rebuilding continues.


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Hood County officials hope to know by the end of the week if the tornado-devastated Rancho Brazos neighborhood will qualify for federal assistance through FEMA.  Right now, the front line of relief is a large cadre of community volunteers. 

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Residents of Rancho Brazos near Granbury will return to the neighborhood Saturday for the first time after Wednesday night’s devastating tornado.

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Granbury’s Rancho Brazos neighborhood will remain off limits to residents until officials can account for everyone.  Six people were killed by Wednesday night’s EF 4 tornado, and seven are still missing. 

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10:00 a.m.: Dallas Fire Rescue's Task Force 2 Search and Rescue worked overnight searching the rubble of the Rancho Brazos neighborhood ripped apart by one of several tornadoes that roared through North Texas. Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds says the rescue crew did not find any survivors or additional casualties. And he is hopeful the seven people still listed as missing are safe and will check in.

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Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds updated media this morning about the breadth of damage from Wednesday night’s tornado and severe weather.

He confirmed that the hardest his area was the Rancho Brazos subdivision, southeast of Granbury which has been evacuated.  The area is currently cordoned off by authorities.

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