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At Least 5 Tornadoes Confirmed In Wednesday Storms

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Amy McCoy / Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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<a target="_blank" href="https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article230981998.html">Downed trees line the street along Pendleton Drive in the Heritage Trace neighborhood of Fort Worth</a> following a tornado on Wednesday.

Forecasters say at least five tornadoes hit parts of north and east Texas in a storm system that damaged dozens of homes and left one person hurt.

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth on Thursday confirmed twisters struck Wednesday in northern Fort Worth with winds estimated at about 90 mph; in Krum and Saginaw, north of Fort Worth, and Rockwall, northeast of Dallas, with winds estimated at 70 mph to 80 mph.

Meteorologist Patricia Sanchez said a Wednesday tornado in Canton, in East Texas, was confirmed and crews were assessing damage.

Winds damaged or destroyed at least 25 homes were damaged or destroyed in Mabank, in the Cedar Creek Country Club subdivision. Officials say one person was treated for minor cuts.

Photo courtesy of Amy McCoy of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.