Storm damage reported in Franklin & Marlin


Severe storms moved through Central Texas Saturday morning and early afternoon, producing damaging winds and possible tornadoes.

Storm spotters reported seeing a tornado near Franklin, and FOX44 News received this picture from Madison County.

There are several reports of damage and injuries in Franklin.  FOX44 News was in the area minutes after the storms moved through.  We saw several ambulances, fire trucks, and power company workers arriving in the area and rushing out.  There were roofs ripped off buildings, trees down, and power poles lines snapped.

9 people are reported to be injured, but not in critical condition.

First responders say the first calls about a tornado in the area came in at 10:30am. 

Police are enforcing a curfew from 8pm Saturday night until 7am Sunday morning.

The Frankline First United Methodist Church is serving as a triage for the wounded, while First Baptist Church is where people left homeless can get help from the Red Cross.

In these videos, you can see some of the destruction left behind by the storms. 

We also saw trees down in Marlin, near the Falls County Courthouse.  Along with trees covering the roads, the power was out in the area surrounding the courthouse.  At 1:45pm, there were 1600 people without power in Marlin according to Oncor.

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