Canton, TX Tornado & more in the vicinty

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During today's storm events, so far there have been three tornadoes reported.
The first, near Caney City, was fairly short lived. The second, starting near Eustace, was on the ground an estimated 20 miles ending to the northwest of Canton.

The third, forming just south of Canton, in Van Zandt, was a strong tornado that was on the ground it appears 40 miles, At times, this was reported to be a half mile to a mile wide. Reports have indicated as many as fifty victims requiring treatment, with possibly five, or more, fatalities. The Canton storm demolished a car dealership along I-20.

See the tornado tracks on the Fort Worth/Dallas NWS site.

Severe weather threat moves east of Dallas | WFAA.com

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/wea...ekend-plans-across-dallas-fort-worth-saturday

Nearly 50 people taken to hospitals after tornadoes in East Texas - Story | KDFW

I was out of town when this occurred, but have had the Kaufman County P25 system set up for ID Search & record the past few days. A lot of new talkgroups have been appearing, and even more with this storm in Van Zandt County, which borders Kaufman on the east side. I will try to identify these as I have time.

Five Dead After Three Tornadoes Strike East of the DFW Area | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
 

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Updated tornado count

The National Weather Service has updated their count from three tornadoes to four. Damage assessment in the affected area is still in progress.
https://twitter.com/NWSFortWorth/status/858737329695059970

National Weather Service: 4 tornadoes touch down in East Texas | WFAA.com

The death toll has been updated from the five reported yesterday evening to a current figure of four.
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/weather/2017/04/28/tornado-canton-five-dead-dozens-injured-van-zandt
(The revised total is in the story, which is still being updated, but the title, indicating five, was not updated.)
 
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