Gov. Rick Perry released a statement Thursday about the deadly weather that ripped through parts of North Texas late Wednesday.
“I’m deeply saddened by the deaths caused by yesterday’s horrific storms," he said. "The State Operations Center has been monitoring this situation since yesterday afternoon and continues to assist locals with any unmet needs they may have.
"I commend our first responders, who do everything in their power to minimize the damage and care for the wounded. The thoughts of 26 million Texans are with those suffering today, along with our prayers for a quick and full recovery for those still hospitalized, and for this community as a whole.”
-- Anna M. Tinsley