ALTO, Texas (KETK) - Texas State Senator Robert Nichols offered his condolences to the victims of severe weather over the weekend in a statement released on Monday.
“This past weekend, East Texas was hit by devastating storms and tornadoes. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of those who were lost so tragically, and all who were injured and lost their homes properties.”
Four East Texans were killed over the weekend from several tornadoes, including two children.
Nichols on Sunday drove through Alto to inspect the damage.
U.S. Representative Lance Gooden posted on Facebook that his main priority is making sure "anyone affected has access to the resources they need."
His statement did not say whether he would be touring damage sites. Congress is not in session this week.
State Representative Travis Clardy tweeted out condolences on Sunday afternoon.
Please pray for the people of Cherokee County and East Texas. Saturday’s storms brought destruction and harm to many. It also brought us heroes who stepped up to provide relief and help. #HD11— Travis Clardy (@travisfortexas) April 14, 2019
There has been no statement released by Governor Greg Abbott.