Tornadoes, flooding kill six in parts of South, Midwest
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.