As most of you know, an EF8 tornado touched down in the City of Van, Texas on Sunday night, May 10, 2015, with very little warning. This tornado caused much destruction to property, multiple injuries, and two deaths.
As was to be expected, multiple agencies from near and far responded to offer assistance. While there is still much work to be done, relief and cleanup efforts are well underway.
This tragic event serves to remind us of the brotherhood that exists, not just in East Texas, but across our great state and even our nation. I am once again proud to be a part of this brotherhood.
The City of Tyler will continue to offer our support to Van. We wish them a speedy recovery.