Dozens of Emory Area Homes, Church Damaged, Destroyed in Tornado

Dozens of Emory Area Homes, Church Damaged, Destroyed in Tornado
'The Grace of God:' 45 Parishioners Survive Deadly Tornado That Ravaged Church
The deadly Canton tornado was on the ground for about 51 miles, hitting Fruitvale and then Emory. Dozens of homes in the small community of Emory were badly damaged or destroyed, including a church where dozens of people were eating when the 

About 45 Texas parishioners are grateful to be alive after a deadly tornado touched down on Saturday night, crushing most of the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church as they gathered to honor high school graduates, CNN reports. “The tornado was a

45 people saved from tornado's fury in hallway of Texas church

EMORY, Texas (ChurchMilitant.com) – A tornado decimates a Catholic church near Dallas but spares those praying inside. Parishioners praying inside St. John the Evangelist Church went unscathed as a tornado ripped through their church Saturday night.

Tornado Destroys Church but Spares Parishioners

Parishioners dropped to the floor and fought the wind to seal the doors to their hallway refuge as a tornado ripped apart their church Saturday night. About 45 people — including toddlers and students — were at the parish hall of St. John the … . The deadly Canton tornado was on the ground for about 51 miles, hitting Fruitvale and then Emory. Dozens of homes in the small community of Emory were badly damaged or destroyed, including a church where dozens of people were eating when the
WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the insurance world, extreme weather events such as tornadoes are often referred to as "acts of God." But in the small Texas town of Emory, about 50 miles northwest of Tyler and 70 miles east of Dallas, some 45 people are. A deadly series of tornadoes swept through Texas, Arkansas and Missouri over the weekend, killing more than a dozen people and leaving destruction in their paths, and the impact at one church near Dallas, Texas, is amazing. Though the tornado ripped
'The Grace of God:' 45 Parishioners Survive Deadly Tornado That Ravaged Church
'The Grace of God:' 45 Parishioners Survive Deadly Tornado That Ravaged Church

Tornado damage at St. John the Evangelist, Emory, Texas. Credit: Ben Fisher, Catholic East Texas Magazine, Diocese of Tyler. Tyler, Texas, May 1, 2017 / 02:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday night, parishioners of St. John the Evangelist church in

Members of a Texas church congregation somehow escaped unharmed when a tornado destroyed their church – while they were standing inside. Several twisters swept through Arkansas, Missouri and Texas on Saturday, leaving dozens of homes destroyed

In what some tout as a miracle, a tornado left 45 congregants who sought shelter in a church unharmed despite destroying a large portion of the church. The tornado ripped through the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Dallas, Texas on Saturday,


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