Last updated on June 23, 2023
At least three people were killed and dozens more injured when a series of tornadoes ripped through a northern Texas town on Wednesday. The tornadoes touched down in the town of Jacksboro, about 60 miles northwest of Fort Worth, shortly after 5 p.m. local time.
The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed that at least four tornadoes touched down in the area, including an EF-3 tornado with winds of up to 165 mph. The tornadoes caused widespread damage, destroying homes and businesses.
The NWS said that the tornadoes were part of a larger system that stretched from Oklahoma to Arkansas. The system produced several tornadoes in Oklahoma, including an EF-2 tornado that caused damage in the town of Rush Springs.
The tornadoes in Texas and Oklahoma are the latest in a string of severe weather events that have hit the United States in recent weeks. In April, a series of tornadoes killed dozens of people in the Midwest and South.