The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Breaking News

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

Who should the Houston Texans take with the first pick of the 2014 National Football League draft?

Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel
South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney
Central Florida QB Blake Bortles
Auburn OT Greg Robinson
Buffalo OLB Khalil Mack
Clemson WR Sammy Watkins
Texas A&M WR Mike Evans
     View Results
Must Read

See more photos and purchase prints here.

AP Video
US Proposes Pay-for-priority Internet Standards Wife Mourns Chicago Doctor Killed in Afghanistan FDA Proposes Regulations on E-cigarettes Kerry Warns Russia of Expensive New Sanctions Mideast Peace Talks Stall on Hamas Deal Cody Walker Remembers His Late Brother Paul Grieving South Korea Puts Up Yellow Ribbons Raw: Kerry Brings His Dog to Work Raw: Girls Survive Car Crash Into Their Bedroom Three U.S. Doctors Killed by Afghan Security Yankees' Pineda Suspended 10 Games for Pine Tar Colleagues Mourn Death of Doctors in Afghanistan Ukraine Launches Operation Against Insurgents Obama Reassures Japan on China Raw: Car Crashes Into San Antonio Pool Time Magazine Announces Top Influencers List Raw: Angry Relatives Confront SKorea Officials Bigger Riders Means Bigger Horses Out West Yankees Pineda Ejected for Pine Tar Deadly Fungus Killing Bats, Spreading in US
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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