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US Multiple fatalities reported as floods, tornadoes hit Midwest, Texas

19:20  30 april  2017
19:20  30 april  2017 Source:   usatoday.com

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Experts say an area from Oklahoma to Ohio could get heavy rain, hail and possible tornadoes this weekend. USA TODAY.

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1 dead amid flooding, strong thunderstorms in Midwest

  1 dead amid flooding, strong thunderstorms in Midwest SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Strong thunderstorms are causing flooding in the Midwest that has killed at least one person in Missouri, prompted numerous rescues and blocked roadways.The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a woman died after being swept away by flood waters Saturday near Clever in southwest Missouri. The patrol says troopers responding to a call for help rescued a man traveling with the woman.The state reported nearly 100 evacuations and nearly three dozen rescues by late afternoon.Thunderstorms also topped trees and power lines in eastern Oklahoma, while more than 4 inches of snow fell in other parts of the state. The governors of Missouri and Oklahoma have declared states of emergency.

Multiple fatalities reported as floods , tornadoes hit Midwest , Texas . Flash flood warnings were issued in multiple states, and there were forecasts for an "ongoing major flood event" in parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri.

Tornadoes hit several small towns in East Texas , killing four people. Five people were killed by flooding and winds in Arkansas, including a fire chief who was struck by a vehicle while working during the storm. "We'd be out there working and get a report of another tornado on the ground," he said.

Multiple deaths are reported and numbers could rise Sunday after tornadoes and floods ripped through the Midwest and Texas on Saturday.

At least 5 people are dead in Texas, according to multiple media outlets citing Van Zandt (Texas) County officials.

At least one person in Missouri was killed Saturday as heavy thunderstorms and rain pummeled parts of the Midwest, causing flooding and tornadoes.

A woman was swept away by flood waters Saturday near Clever in southwest Missouri, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol. Troopers responding to a call for help rescued a man traveling with the woman.

The state reported nearly 100 evacuations and nearly three dozen rescues by late afternoon. The governors of Missouri and Oklahoma have declared states of emergency.

Eight Dead, Dozens Hurt After Tornadoes Hit Texas, South

  Eight Dead, Dozens Hurt After Tornadoes Hit Texas, South At least eight people were killed and dozens more were injured after severe storms that included powerful tornadoes hit the south, officials said.At least eight people were killed and dozens more were injured after severe storms that included powerful tornadoes hit the south, including Arkansas, Missouri and a region of Texas east of Dallas, officials said.

Tornadoes hit several small towns in east Texas , killing four people. Three people were killed by flooding and winds in Arkansas, with officials saying two small children were missing. In Missouri two people were killed by flood waters and two fatalities were reported in Mississippi, one of whom was

Multiple fatalities reported as floods , tornadoes hit Midwest , Texas . On Saturday and Sunday, tornadoes and floods killed four people died in Texas , five in Arkansas, three in Missouri, two in Mississippi and one in Tennessee, the Associated Press reported .

In an update late Saturday evening, Canton, Texas, Fire Department Captain Brian Horton said that as many as 5 people may have been killed as tornadoes ripped through Van Zandt County, but crews were working to assess the situation, according to WFAA-TV.

13 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest

  13 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest At least 13 people have been killed by tornadoes or flooding in the South and Midwest by a storm that also dumped a rare late-season blizzard in western Kansas on Sunday.Tornadoes hit several small towns in East Texas, killing four people. Three people were killed by flooding and winds in Arkansas, with officials saying two more people are missing. Rushing water swept away a car, drowning a woman in Missouri; and a death was reported in Sunday morning storms that raked Mississippi.Flooding closed part of Interstate 44 near Hazelgreen, Missouri, and officials expected it would be at least a day before the highway reopened.

Thunder storms ripped across Texas , the South and Midwest this weekend killing at least 15 and A cluster of tornadoes began forming in East Texas a little after 4 with two powerful twisters plowing CASON COLE: We're watching the trees in front of us. They're hitting the road, then coming back up.

More than 12 million people were still under flood warnings across the South as the region struggled to recover from a week of deadly thunderstorms. However, the worst may be yet to come for places such as the flooded Texas town of Orange Tornado warning extended in Peoria Co until 8:30 pm.

East Texas Medical Center confirmed to WFAA that at least 49 people were treated for injuries and that number could go up.

National Weather Service meteorologist Mark Fox says at least one tornado hit Canton, about 50 miles east of Dallas. He says tornadoes also were reported in surrounding areas.

WFAA said a car dealership in the area sustained significant damage, and damage was also reported near Emory, Texas.

The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings in multiple states along the storm's path and forecasts an "ongoing major flood event" in parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri for Sunday. Rain will continue through the morning and "high-end" flooding will continue after the rain ends. Between 5 and 9 inches of rain fell Saturday, the weather service said. The threat of additional flooding will move into the mid-south and the Tennessee Valley Sunday.

In Southwest Missouri, local emergency management officials are preparing for the worst. The land there is saturated from earlier rains. In Branson, Mo., lake levels are already high.

‘The water just took them away.’ Arkansas toddler still missing after floodwaters swept through rural town.

  ‘The water just took them away.’ Arkansas toddler still missing after floodwaters swept through rural town. As the SUV crossed a low-slung bridge, the water rushed in and a mother tried to hold onto her children.Damien Wiggins, a 4-year-old who loved superheroes. His baby sister, 18-month-old Krystal. And their mother, who amid the rain had loaded up her SUV with the children’s clothes to bring to her parents’ house.

(Reuters) - Multiple tornadoes ripped through a town in eastern Texas on Saturday evening, killing at least four people and injuring dozens of others, according to authorities, who warned the number of “We have at least four fatalities ,” Canton Mayor Lou Ann Everett said at a news conference on Sunday.

“ Multiple fatalities due to flash flooding have already been reported , and I urge Missourians in flood -affected areas to stay alert, avoid travel if People survey the damage from deadly tornadoes in North Texas as the same storm system brought winter woes to the Midwest , amplifying flooding that

Federal meteorologists said creeks and streams are quickly flooding and roads may soon become impassible. Hail, heavy winds over 60 mph and tornadoes may also accompany the storm.

Up to 6 inches of rain could fall in Springfield and Branson. Some areas of Missouri could see as much as 8 inches.

Erin Hedlun, a spokeswoman for the Greene County Office of Emergency Management said the agency is preparing for a "worst-case scenario but hoping for the best."

Canada floods force thousands from their homes .
Floods in Canada have forced the evacuation of more than 2,000 people from their homes and into emergency centers, officials said on Tuesday. The Saint Lawrence and other rivers burst their banks from the area around Lake Ontario, in the center, to the province of Quebec in the east, flooding 171 towns and villages, and prompting authorities to declare a state of emergency in 10 municipalties. Some 3,000 homes and public buildings were damaged by the rising waters. The rising waters hit their peak on Monday near the capital Ottawa, and severe flooding was reported around the town of Rigaud.

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