Repairs underway following Lindale tornado

Several families in Lindale spent Monday cleaning up and fixing damage from Saturday's EF-2 tornado.

Dozens of homes in the town, which is just north of Tyler, were torn apart.

People say they did not hear the tornado coming, and they were not sheltering at the time because the rain outside did not seem severe. It's what makes it all the more remarkable that no one was hurt.

The National Weather Service says the EF-2 tornado was on the ground for just three minutes, but it was going so fast it covered nearly two miles in that time and damaged 66 homes.

One home lost its entire roof. The family at that home managed to get into an interior closet and stayed safe.

There was no tornado warning from the National Weather Service when the tornado first touched down, and the tornado sirens were not sounding at the time of that first touchdown.

A representative from Sen. John Cornyn's office went to see the damage firsthand on Monday. His office has not yet issued any statement yet.

There is no word yet on if FEMA will be stepping in to help.

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