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Monday
Oct252010

Tornado Rips Through Texas Town

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(RICE, Texas) -- Experts are in the north-central Texas town of Rice to assess the damage from a tornado that touched down late Sunday.

Winds toppled four rail cars before moving east, where it stripped the roof off a school gymnasium.

"This building's only been in service for nine weeks," said Rice School District Police Chief Scott Dyson, who was on the scene moments after the tornado came through.

Dyson said three people who were in cars on a nearby highway were treated for minor injuries.

"You could hear the wind coming through the house and it was like a big suction," said Sonia Butler, who hid in her bathroom as the twister came through. "It sounded like a train."

"After we came out of the restroom, my house was just gone," she said.

Nearly a half-dozen homes sustained damage from the tornado.

Early estimates say winds may have reached 125 miles per hour.

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