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Texas Tornado Caught on Video

Tornado over Millsap, Texas
A screenshot from a video of a tornado over the town of Millsap, Texas, taken by storm chaser Greg Kourounis on May 15, 2013. (Image credit: Screenshot, gkourounis @YouTube)

A series of tornadoes tore through towns in Texas last night (May 15), leaving a string of damage, dozens of injuries and six confirmed fatalities in its wake, according to news reports.

The six deaths occurred in Granbury, about an hour west of Dallas, and the hardest hit town in last night's storms, which hit around 8 p.m. local time. Another tornado hit the town of Millsap, damaging several homes and a barn, according to The Associated Press, but no injuries were reported there.

Storm chaser Greg Kourounis took video of the Millsap twister, seen hovering over the town. The fierce winds of the tornado can be heard in the video, as can the excitement of the chasers in catching the tornado in action.

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Andrea Thompson
Andrea graduated from Georgia Tech with a B.S. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in 2004 and a Master's in the same subject in 2006. She attended the Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program at New York University and graduated with a Master of Arts in 2006.