At least one woman, who was pulled from the wreckage of her mobile home, sustained life-threatening injuries when the twister hit, USA Today reported.
Local television station KWTX-TV reported at least two mobile homes were damaged by the tornado, cars were overturned and power lines were down, leaving many of the town’s 1,500 residents without electricity.
Power outages were reported in nearby communities as thunderstorms pounded the state and a swath of the U.S. South.
Franklin is about 65 miles (105 km) southeast of Waco, Texas.
The National Weather Service on Saturday issued warnings of enhanced risk of severe weather for parts of Texas, Louisiana, southern Arkansas, Mississippi and western Alabama.
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