Sanford recalls aftermath of 2017 tornadoes Posted in: News Canton Fire Chief Bud Sanford remembers where he was and what he was doing on that memorable evening of April 29, 2017, when a series of tornadoes came through the southern part of Canton and Van Zandt County and what happened in the days following. Sanford, who has served as fire ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!