One Dead, Several Injured After EF-2 Tornado Strikes In Milam County

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The tornado that touched down Monday afternoon in rural Milam County killed one person and injured five others, is now rated as an EF-2, with winds of 120 to 125 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.


Milam County officials are confirming one person is dead following a tornado west of Cameron.

County Judge Dave Barkemeyer said a man in the community of Pettibone died in his mobile home on County Road 206 as a result of the tornado, which hit at around 4 p.m. Monday as a strong system pushed west to east through the Brazos Valley.

Four homes were destroyed or damaged on CR 206 including Mickey White's home which he says was moved from its foundation over several feet.

"It actually picked the house up and moved the house over about four foot," White said.

"It's off the blocks and four foot over. You can kind of feel the house shaking."

At least three people were hurt including one woman who was taken from her home on a stretcher.

Others were checked out at area hospitals who were in the area of FM 2269.

The tornado destroyed four homes, according to a National Weather Service report, which set the number of injured at four.

Barkemeyer did not release any additional information on the person who died late Monday.

Power was out for portions of the county, including Cameron.

Crews were working to restore it.