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Tornado Strikes Home of Family, Which Has Been Struck by Tragedy Before

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    (NECN/WFAA) - A family in North Texas is picking up the pieces following a tornado, which destroyed their home.

    And, as Craig Civale explains, it's not the first time that a tragedy has touched this family.

    Raymond Butler, a Navarro County father, ducked into his dining room as the roof came peeling off his home.

    Through the downed trees in the front yard lies the grave of Butler's 16-year-old daughter, Sharla -- untouched by the storm.

    The couple lost Sharla in 2009. The teen track star suffered from a form of encephalitis.

    A total of four tornadoes touched down Sunday in North Texas.

    Forecasters say the twister which destroyed this family's home had winds as high as 135 miles per hour.