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Two families homes shaken by tornado

BEN WHEELER, TX (KLTV) – When the storms gathered in Ben Wheeler on April 26, the Mendoza family was at home under their kitchen table while a tornado tore apart their house.

Even though their home took a bit hit from the storm, the family made it out without a scratch.

Down the road from the Mendoza family, the Johnston's huddled in their pantry and hoped for the best. Their home twisted and cracked, but withstood the tornado.

The storms spawning tornados across the country originated in Texas. Some of the first tornados forming were in the Ben Wheeler area, where there was only one injury reported.

Many who live in Ben Wheeler and Edom will never forget April 26.

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