At Least 3 People Killed as Severe Storms Roll Through Arkansas, Texas, and Other States

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A massive cleanup and hunt for the missing was underway Monday after a line of tornadoes and wild storms roared through several states, killing at least 3 people and injuring dozens.

At least two people died in Nashville, Ark., when a possible tornado rolled through Howard County late Sunday night, County Coroner John Gray told THV11.com in Little Rock.

In Corsicana, Texas, a man died after being being swept into a ditch after leaving his car in floodwaters, WFAA-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth reported.

And in Van, Texas, Emergency Management Coordinator and Van Zandt County Fire Marshal Chuck Allen said 10 adults are unaccounted for and 26 people were taken to hospitals after a tornado rolled through the county Sunday night.

More people were taken to hospitals by private vehicles, but it’s unclear how many, Allen said. Some injuries were said to be life-threatening, but no fatalities have been reported. Damage, including destroyed homes, fallen power lines and toppled trees, he said.

About 30% of the city suffered some kind of damage, he said.

“Damages range from completely destroyed homes, damaged homes, to trees and power lines down,” Allen wrote.

The storm was part of severe weather that stretched across North Texas on Sunday. The National Weather Service is estimating that at least four tornadoes touched down Sunday in Van Zandt, Denton, Grayson and Hamilton/Bosque Counties. Kaufman County damage is under investigation.

Earlier in the day, another likely tornado ripped roofs off buildings and damaged trees near Denton, about 40 miles northwest of Dallas, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Tom Bradshaw. There were no immediate reports of injuries or fatalities.

Tornadoes were also reported in central Iowa, where a roof was ripped off a high school, and in eastern South Dakota, where a twister damaged the small town of Delmont and injured at least nine people.

SOURCE: John Bacon
USA TODAY

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