Granbury residents comb through tornado rubble

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by TODD UNGER / WFAA

WFAA

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 8:39 AM

GRANBURY — All that is left of Bobi Parsons' home are the four walls that enclose her bathroom.

It is there that her family huddled together in a tub when the EF-4 tornado came tearing through the Rancho Brazos subdivision ner Granbury on Wednesday night.

"The bricks were tearing apart, but I feel lucky none of us were hurt," she told News 8 on Sunday.

Over the weekend, more than 150 residents were allowed to return and see what is left of their homes.

Close to 100 structures here are heavily damaged or destroyed.

Jose Alvarez, a 34-year-old construction worker, lost his life when his mobile home trailer was flipped upside-down onto another trailer.

"Even in the hardest times we were working together;  he always had a smile on his face," said Danny Souder, a longtime co-worker of Alvarez.  "It's just such a shame he is gone."

There was a viewing for him on Sunday night.  A memorial service was scheduled for Monday morning.

An 8 p.m. curfew remains in effect for residents of Rancho Brazos. That is expected to last through the next few days. 

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