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Just a few weeks after Miranda Lambert spent Thanksgiving with her family in her hometown of Lindale, Texas, tragedy has struck.
On December 12, the National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado had touched down in Lindale just north of the city of Tyler, with wind gusts reaching speeds of 120 mph.
The tornado covered a path of nearly two miles, with Lindale Fire Cheif Jerry Garner saying that 35-40 homes suffered minor damages, and many more suffered major damages. The damage was so bad in some areas that Mayor Robert Nelson declared a state of disaster in the town.
One resident named Benjamin Stuart told Fox 4 News that his home was one of those damaged in the storm, as was his neighbor’s.
“The short amount of time that I watched it, her house started to come apart, and most of it ended up in our backyard,” he said about his neighbor’s house.
Thankfully, no major injuries have been reported at this time.
Lambert has yet to comment on the tragedy, but we’re sure she will soon, since she has always been proud of her hometown. Her parents still live in the area and run her merchandise store and Lambert also has a Pink Pistol store in the town.
As proud as Lambert is of her hometown, Lindale is just as proud of her, with many of the area businesses featuring displays in her honor. Just last month for Lambert’s birthday, the city created a large billboard display in tribute to her, with Lambert taking to her Instagram to thank them for all of their support.
You can watch a short video showing the Lindale tornado below. Knowing how much Lambert loves Lindale, we’re sure she is devastated by the news of what happened there over the weekend.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lambert, her family, and all of those in Lindale at this time.