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May 16, 2013 11:18 AM by Patricia Collier

Mayor says most missing have been accounted for

GRANBURY, Texas (AP) - A leader of a North Texas city devastated by a tornado that left six people dead thinks most missing residents have been located.

Granbury Mayor Pro Tem Nin Hulett tells ABC that the highest priority is to get people into shelters.

The twister hit the community about 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth last night.

The Red Cross has opened shelters at two churches in Granbury, where emergency responders initially reported 14 people were unaccounted for.

A specialty search-and-rescue team known as Texas Task Force 2 deployed today from Dallas to assist in Granbury. Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says 30 members have been dispatched. The emergency responders also use dogs in their search efforts.

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