The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Breaking News

April 3, 2012

Storm strikes Royse City

ROYSE CITY — An apparent tornado has touched down near Royse City, downing power lines and causing extensive damage in the area.

A Herald-Banner reporter was unable to reach the damaged zone on State Highway 276. Police had blocked off the area.

According to the Hunt County Emergency Management coordinator, there are three homes extensively damaged on S.H. 276. "There was a lot more damage on the Rockwall County side," said Richard Hill, Hunt County's emergency management coordinator.

It will be tomorrow before the National Weather Service can confirm whether it was a tornado, but in Hill's opinion, there is no doubt it was a tornado.

No injuries have been reported in Hunt County in connection with the storm.

"We really dodged a bullet. We just lucked out," Hill said.

Details from Rockwall County were sketchy initially. Check back at for updates.

If you took pictures of storm damage, send them to

Text Only
Breaking News
Featured Ads

Does Dallas head coach Jason Garrett need for the Cowboys to make the playoffs during the 2014 football season to keep his job?

Who knows with Jerry Jones as owner?
     View Results
Must Read

See more photos and purchase prints here.

AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide