Saturday storms produced a tornado that tore through an East Texas town

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A series of fierce storms that ripped through Texas early Saturday producing large hail, damaging winds and lighting also resulted in a tornado that struck  a small East Texas community.

Meteorologists and multiple outlets reported that a tornado ripped through the town of Franklin in Robertson County. The city is located just north of College Station and Bryan.

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The tornado destroyed buildings, toppled trees, damaged cars and left debris strewn across roads, according to drone photos from the scene.

The National Weather Service had previously issued a tornado warning for various parts of Texas affected by the storms, including Bexar County.