TWELVE tornadoes touched down in several small communities in Texas, leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and hundreds homeless.
Authorities combed through debris in Granbury, while residents awaited the chance to see what was left of their homes. Witnesses described two badly hit neighbourhoods as unrecognisable, with homes ripped from their foundations.
Resident Elizabeth Tovar said fist-sized hail heralded the tornado's arrival and prompted her and her family to hide in their bathroom. "We were hugging in the bathtub, I heard glass shattering and I knew my house was going. We looked up and... the whole ceiling was gone."