Gov. Perry to fly over tornado-stricken area

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

FORNEY, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to survey by air today the damage caused by Tuesday's tornadoes.

The National Weather Service says a twister with winds as high as 165 miles an hour touched down in Forney, east of Dallas. Other tornadoes in Arlington and Lancaster appear to have had winds up to 135 miles an hour.

There are no reports of deaths, and of the more than 20 people injured; only a handful were seriously hurt.

The tornadoes jumped from place to place, skipping over heavily populated areas -- limiting the impact of what could have been a far more damaging and deadly storm. Weather experts and officials are crediting the quick response to tornado warnings for preventing deaths and more injuries.

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  • by Texas NDN Location: Denison on Apr 7, 2012 at 07:45 PM
    As a Conservative and a Christian, I find this man a total embarrassment. He needs to be replaced as soon as possible. A fly over indeed.
  • by Alf on Apr 5, 2012 at 08:08 AM
    Wwweeeellllll...how magnanimous of Gov Good Hair. Probably slept through most of it. Wouldn't wanna mess up his $600 Italian loafers by walkin around on the ground with the peasants. But nice to see him take time away from persecuting women and the poor.
  • by Joey Location: Denison on Apr 5, 2012 at 08:01 AM
    Oh how nice. One would think that since he has ended his campaign for Pres., and with the legislature being out of session, he'd have the time to do a drive by instead of a fly over. Maybe even stop for the cameras and tell us how he's pursuing federal aid.
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