Tornado in USA on April 30 2017 05:21 AM (UTC).
Van Zandt County officials have issued a declaration disaster after at least 3 tornadoes caused widespread damage across the county on Saturday night. Canton Fire Department Captain Brian Horton urged everyone to avoid the area as crews continued to work overnight to help the injured and assess the damage. "I want to stress the importance of staying away from the area. Let our teams do their work." said Captain Horton. Local officials believe as many as 5 people have been killed in the tornadoes, but stress that number could change as emergency crews search the area. Triage facilities have been set up in Canton and other areas of the county. Red Cross shelters have also been set up in the following areas.