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Tornado Slams Central Texas Town Of Franklin, Injuries Reported

FRANKLIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - The town of Franklin in Central Texas was hit by an EF-3 tornado Saturday morning during a round of severe weather that moved through the state.

Widespread damage was reported through the town that lies about 145 miles south of Dallas. Downed power lines, overturned cars and damage to buildings and mobile homes were among the damage reported in the area, according to KWTX.

Preliminary survey of the area found that tornado in the area had a peak intensity of EF-3 with winds up to 140 miles per hour.

There were "quite of a bit of injuries" in the area but no deaths, the Robertson County Sheriff's Office told KWTX.

The severe weather produced tornado warnings for areas south and southeast of the DFW Metroplex.

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