The search and rescue mission is over.
Now cadaver dogs and emergency crews have turned their attention to the daunting task of recovery.
Six people are confirmed dead, and seven remain unaccounted for.
"We want the families to have their remains," said Hood County commissioner Steve Berry who is helping with the media tour.
Touring the mostly Hispanic communities of Rancho Brazos and de Cordova Ranch, the hardest hit areas in Hood County, propane tanks rest on overturned cars and debris from destroyed homes litter streets. Berry described the scene as resembling a war-torn third world country.
Many of these homes, he said, were built by Habitat for Humanity.
"Last night we had 90 walking wounded," Berry said. "The fire department practices for something like this, but you don't expect it in your community."
The American Red Cross has opened shelters at two churches in Granbury, and are stationed on Tumbleweed Street.
"We just arrived from Fort Worth and we are here to feed and water," said American Red Cross official Mary Kuenzel.
Berry said it will take years for the county to recover from the devastation.
"You can rebuild a house, but many of these families are going to have to rebuild lives," he said.
More information will be published as it is made available.