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    Tornadoes, floods in South/Midwest states

    ​I hope all our WS friends and their families are doing OK.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/dead-50-hospitalized-multiple-tornadoes-slam-east-texas/story?id=47112636

    At least 13 dead in 4 states as tornadoes and floods wreak havoc in parts of South, Midwest



    Deaths from the severe weather were reported in Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and Mississippi.

    East Texas was the worst hit, with tornadoes there killing at least four people and leaving a trail of what officials called "extensive damage" in the area. The twisters flattened homes and flipped cars and pickup trucks, according to videos and photos posted to social media.

    All four deaths were in the Canton area east of Dallas, authorities said. At least 50 other people in the area were injured, the Canton Fire Department said.


    In neighboring Arkansas, at least three people are dead and two missing, authorities said.
    A 65-year-old woman, Christina Smith, was killed overnight by a falling tree in DeWitt, Arkansas, according to police.

    In the community of Springdale, a 10-year-old girl was swept away by floodwaters and killed.

    And in Dead Cove City, the fire chief, Doug Deckar, was checking water lines on a roadway during thunderstorms early Sunday when he was hit by a vehicle and killed, the Arkansas state police reported.

    In Madison County, Arkansas, deputies are search for two missing children who may have been in a car swept away by floodwaters.




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    We made out okay in New Orleans, but the morning snd early afternoon were pretty dicey (much to the chagrin of Jazz Fest goers). 5he wind was crazy. I'm shocked we had no tornadic activity.

    Hope everyone else is well. Many prayers for those who perished and suffered
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    Thanks for checking in Bessie. So glad your home and you and hubby are OK!


    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/over-50-hurt-after-tornadoes-hit-east-texas-n752926
    Canton, Texas, Mayor Lou Ann Everett said Sunday that at least four people were killed and 49 others were injured but that the situation was "very fluid" and could change.
    "The damage was extensive. It is heartbreaking," she said.


    Video
    : Canton Texas Tornado - April 29, 2017 RAW footage



    I don;t know why they are not linked properly ... the second one should work, but it is from a mobile tablet. remove the small "m." If it does not work for you(before youtu.be)

    Video: POWERFUL! Thunderstorm Strikes New Orleans Area - April 30, 2017
    https://youtu.be/h0Tl3m1nLyE
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h0Tl3m...ature=youtu.be

    Video: Canton, Texas - Tornado Damage/ Interview With Victim and Exotic Pets - April 30th, 2017
    https://youtu.be/kZSe7JLxgDM
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=kZSe7JLxgDM



    Video: Texas Gov. Describes Extent of Tornado Damage (includes more than five thousand structures; possibility that one of the tornadoes was on the ground for up to a 50-mile stretch--that would be the longest stretch the mayor had ever heard of)
    https://youtu.be/dFeg7zGHoMg

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dFeg7zGHoMg

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    http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news...d-11109746.php

    At least 12 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.

    An Arkansas volunteer fire department chief was killed while working during storms in north-central Arkansas, state police said.
    Cove Creek/Pearson Fire Chief Doug Decker died shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday after being struck by a vehicle while checking water levels on Highway 25 near Quitman, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Little Rock, Trooper Liz Chapman said. It wasn't known if he will be included as a storm-related death, she said.
    A 2-year-old girl in Tennessee died after being struck by a heavy, metal soccer goal post that was blown over by high winds, The Metro Nashville Police Department posted on its Twitter page on Sunday evening.

    The storms rolled through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on Sunday with strong winds causing isolated pockets of damage. In Durant in central Mississippi on person died in the storms. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency didn't give details. Later Sunday the agency reported the death of a child from Rankin County, 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of Jackson, who died from electric shock in flood waters. The Rankin County Sherriff's Department reported that a 7-year-old boy had unplugged an electric golf cart and dropped the cord in water on the ground and was shocked.
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    Find Eric Franks (40) Missing from Bridgeport, MI since March 2011


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    All those in the storm areas, please check in here as soon as you can to let us know you are OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krkrjx View Post
    All those in the storm areas, please check in here as soon as you can to let us know you are OK.
    I agree! Praying for everyone in the storm area!



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