GRANBURY Residents of the Rancho Brazos subdivision that was devastated in Wednesday's tornado lined up Saturday morining to get their first close-up look at the damage.
Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds said based on initial plans, they hope to open damage zone to authorized homeowners until 8 p.m. He said those who want to enter the neighborhood must first register by calling the Hood County Fire Marshal's Office at 817-579-3335.
Authorities in Hood County announced Friday that there are no more people reported missing after an EF-4 tornado left six people dead and the whereabouts of over a dozen people unknown.
At this time, there are no missing people reported to officials, said Sheriff Deeds in a statement released Friday morning.
Meanwhile, many survivors are working to get back to see what's left of their homes and work continued to clear debris in two Granbury neighborhoods devastated in the Wednesday storms.
It just looked like going to a garbage dump, said Mateo Tort, 12, while surveying the damage in his neighborhood.
His father, John Tort, said the family is ready for the next stage in the aftermath of the tornado.
We want to get in there and start cleaning up and rebuild and move on with our lives, he said.
Crews have been working with various companies to restore utilities to the affected areas.
Sheriff Roger Deeds said officials are also working on a plan to get people back into the Rancho Brazos Estates to survey damage and collect personal belongings from their homes.
That neighborhood is virtually unrecognizable. There are no water lines and power has yet to return to the area.
That is destruction that is incomprehensible to explain, said Gov. Rick Perry after touring the damage.
Gov. Perry and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott were joined by Nim Kidd, assistant director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, and Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds on a tour of the devastated city Friday.
What always amazes me on visits like this is how fast lives can totally change, he said. Just two days ago, these streets were lined with houses not unlike any others you might find anywhere in Texas.
Hood County Judge Darrell Cockerman thanked first responders and all those who reached out to help the county after the storms.
They have just been wonderful, he said of those who showed up to donate items. As a matter of fact, we've had to turn people away we've had so many.
Volunteers like Constance Wall vowed to return to Granbury on Saturday to continue the relief effort. There's much to do and, thankfully, there are strangers willing to do it.
I just want to help, everyone's coming together; it's a beautiful thing in such a horrible situation, Wall said.
News 8's Teresa Woodard contributed to this report