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Perry releases statement on N. Texas storms

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At least two tornadoes touched down, destroying an untold number of homes. (Source: WFAA/CNN) At least two tornadoes touched down, destroying an untold number of homes. (Source: WFAA/CNN)
AUSTIN, TX (KLTV) -

Governor Rick Perry released a statement on Thursday following Wednesday's devastating storms in North Texas.

“I’m deeply saddened by the deaths caused by yesterday’s horrific storms. The State Operations Center has been monitoring this situation since yesterday afternoon and continues to assist locals with any unmet needs they may have. I commend our first responders, who do everything in their power to minimize the damage and care for the wounded. The thoughts of 26 million Texans are with those suffering today, along with our prayers for a quick and full recovery for those still hospitalized, and for this community as a whole.”

Strong storms and tornadoes ripped through rural parts of Hood County, TX, Wednesday, killing at least six people. The Granbury area, southwest of Fort Worth, appeared to be the community that has sustained the most damage.

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