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North Texas neighborhood closed during search for missing; 6 killed include 2 elderly victims

  • Emergency personnel continue search efforts to locate people in the destroyed Rancho Brazos neighborhood of Granbury, Texas, Thursday, May 16, 2013. Ten tornadoes touched down in several small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and hundreds homeless. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Paul Moseley)  MAGS OUT; (FORT WORTH WEEKLY, 360 WEST); INTERNET OUT

    Emergency personnel continue search efforts to locate people in the destroyed Rancho Brazos neighborhood of Granbury, Texas, Thursday, May 16, 2013. Ten tornadoes touched down in several small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and hundreds homeless. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Paul Moseley) MAGS OUT; (FORT WORTH WEEKLY, 360 WEST); INTERNET OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • This aerial photo shows homes that were damaged by Wednesday's tornado in Granbury, Texas on Thursday, May 16, 2013.  Ten tornadoes touched down in several small communities in Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and hundreds homeless. Emergency responders were still searching for missing people Thursday afternoon.  (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, G.J.McCarthy)  MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET USE BY AP MEMBERS ONLY; NO SALES

    This aerial photo shows homes that were damaged by Wednesday's tornado in Granbury, Texas on Thursday, May 16, 2013. Ten tornadoes touched down in several small communities in Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and hundreds homeless. Emergency responders were still searching for missing people Thursday afternoon. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, G.J.McCarthy) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET USE BY AP MEMBERS ONLY; NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

  • Crushed autos sit amid the rubble as emergency personnel continue search efforts to locate people in that are unaccounted for in the destroyed Rancho Brazos neighborhood of Granbury, Texas, Thursday, May 16, 2013. Ten tornadoes touched down in several small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and hundreds homeless. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Paul Moseley)  MAGS OUT; (FORT WORTH WEEKLY, 360 WEST); INTERNET OUT

    Crushed autos sit amid the rubble as emergency personnel continue search efforts to locate people in that are unaccounted for in the destroyed Rancho Brazos neighborhood of Granbury, Texas, Thursday, May 16, 2013. Ten tornadoes touched down in several small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and hundreds homeless. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Paul Moseley) MAGS OUT; (FORT WORTH WEEKLY, 360 WEST); INTERNET OUT  (The Associated Press)

A North Texas neighborhood torn apart by a tornado will remain closed to its residents until officials can account for everyone who lived there.

That's the word from Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds who told reporters Thursday that the search and recovery effort is a "day to day" matter in the Rancho Brazos Estates neighborhood in Granbury.

Deeds said the search in the community about 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth will continue "until every piece of debris is turned over."

Deeds said four men and two women were killed Wednesday. One man and one woman were each in their 80s.

He said six or seven people are still missing, but he was confident they would be found "alive and well."