Governor Greg Abbott says 70 homes and several church buildings were damaged when a tornado hit the town of Salado last week. Abbott got a first-hand look at the extensive damage done by an EF-3 tornado when he toured the town Saturday. Officials had said earlier that 20 people were injured by the severe weather. During a briefing, governor thanked first responders and volunteer emergency personnel for their work following the storm.
"There is no force of nature more powerful than Texans helping Texans, and together we will rebuild communities affected and help them come back stronger than before," said Governor Abbott. "Thank you to all first responders and volunteer emergency personnel for stepping up swiftly to assist their fellow Texans in the wake of this tornado. I ask Texans to join Cecilia and me in praying for the victims, including local officials and emergency response personnel, as they navigate response and recovery efforts in their communities. As we enter a time of celebration for Easter Sunday, may we also celebrate the strength and resilience of the Lone Star State."