Tor­na­does, flood­ing kill six in parts of South, Mid­west

Cape Breton Post - - World -

CAN­TON, Texas — Se­vere storms in­clud­ing tor­na­does swept through sev­eral small towns in East Texas, killing at least four peo­ple and in­jur­ing dozens more, and leav­ing a trail of over­turned ve­hi­cles, man­gled trees and dam­aged homes, au­thor­i­ties said Sun­day.

The storms in Texas were among sev­eral in parts of the South and Mid­west that brought strong winds, thun­der­storms and tor­ren­tial rain, killing a to­tal of at least six peo­ple in three states. In Arkansas, a 65-year-old woman was killed when a tree was blown into her home Satur­day. In Mis­souri, a 72-year-old woman drowned de­spite her hus­band’s ef­forts to save her as their ve­hi­cle was swept away by rush­ing wa­ters af­ter heavy rains caused flood­ing. The storms headed east into Mis­sis­sippi and Alabama on Sun­day. In Texas, search teams were go­ing door to door Sun­day, a day af­ter storms cut a path of de­struc­tion 56 kilo­me­tres long and 24 kilo­me­tres wide in Van Zandt County, Can­ton Mayor Lou Ann Everett said.

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