At least 3 people killed, more than 75 injured after tornado in Perryton, Texas

Perryton was struck by multiple tornadoes, resulting in the unfortunate loss of three lives and injuring 75 people. Perryton Fire Chief Paul Dutcher in an interview with FOX3 confirmed that the victim occurred at a mobile home park that had been directly impacted by one of the tornadoes.

Dutcher also reported that around 30 trailers were damaged or completely destroyed.

As of 6 p.m., firefighters were engaged in ongoing rescue operations, working diligently to rescue those trapped in the debris.

Perryton witnessed three tornadoes touching down shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday. In addition, city centers also suffered extensive damage.

“Please keep the community of Perryton in your prayers,” State Rep. Four Price said. “They were hit by a tornado earlier in the night and will need lots of help and support.”

Price said the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and Gov. Greg Abbott’s office are mobilizing resources.

“TDEM makes everything move that way – search and rescue, medical, etc.” said Price. “Many structures are damaged. The state engages additional medical assistance for emergency triage and resource listing.

According to Wes Reeves, Xcel Energy reported that as of 7:45 p.m. Thursday, 4,554 customers were experiencing power outages.

Assessment teams are currently assessing the extent of the damage. As a safety measure, the entire town is currently without electricity as the facilities have been shut down.

The transmission lines responsible for supplying electricity to the city have suffered damage, and many low-voltage distribution lines in the city are down. At this time, there is no estimated time frame for restoring power.

In response to the situation, Perryton ISD opened an emergency shelter located in the gymnasium.

If you need help locating a loved one, call the Ochiltree County Sheriff’s Office or 1-800-RedCross and follow the options to report a disaster.

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