CANTON – When a series of deadly tornadoes touched down in Northeast Texas on the afternoon of Saturday, April 29, news professionals at the Canton Herald were looking out for their readers as well as themselves.
At 5:27 p.m. the newspaper issued its first ominous post on Facebook: “Severe weather in the area. Tornadoes have been confirmed. A slow-moving storm is headed towards Canton. A tornado warning is in effect. Listen for sirens and take cover.”
At 6:18 p.m. the Herald reported: “Prepare for a third storm to pass over Canton around 6:30.”