Midwest, South recovering after deadly weekend storms

Building Damaged by Severe Weather in Canton

The weather system that tore through Texas over the weekend, spawning four tornadoes that killed at least four people and injured many more, could trigger a line of severe thunderstorms in central NY and Pennsylvania Monday, Storm Team 4 says.

Parts of IN have received up to 20cm of rain IN the floods, while some areas IN Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas have been submerged IN floods 10cm deep. In the warmer and more unstable side of the storm system, there will be a risk of severe thunderstorms across Texas, western Louisiana, and southwest Arkansas. The National Weather Service says parts of the Florida Panhandle, Alabama, Georgia and MS could be affected. A wind advisory was in effect in northwest Mississippi. Even the Mississippi River is projected to come within a half-foot of the all-time record in Cape Girardeau.

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. According to CNN one of those killed was a 72-year-old woman who was stranded in her auto as it was swept away by floodwaters.

The extreme weather has claimed the lives of several children, including a 7-year-old boy who was electrocuted in MS after he unplugged an electric golf cart and dropped the cable into a puddle.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott surveyed the damage in Texas, visiting with those whose homes had been destroyed. The middle of Tennessee was hit by storms that toppled trees and power lines.

Highway 141 is closed on Monday, May 1, 2017, at Interstate 44 in Valley Park as the water continues to rise and flood the intersection from the nearby Meramec River.

Emergency vehicles and damage could be seen all along a stretch of I-20 in Canton moments after the tornado struck in this video shared by WFAA viewer Corey B. As of Sunday, April 30, additional volunteers were not required by the Salvation Army.

The National Weather Service issued a statement saying that at least four tornadoes touched down in the surrounding counties and two of those twisters produced wind speeds exceeding 140 miles per hour.

At least ten other people have died as a result of flooding or strong winds in Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and Indiana.

I-70 in Kansas was closed due to a "rare late-season blizzard" that has dumped 3-4 inches of snow with strong winds.

Canton Mayor Lou Ann Gullett Everett said recovery and rescue crews continue to go door-to-door following a hasty search Saturday night, which was hampered by extreme weather conditions. The largely rural area is about 80km east of Dallas.

The weather team has confirmed that a fifth tornado, classified as an EF-0, with wind speeds between 65 and 85 miles per hour, set down in western Hopkins County, just south of Cumby, Moore said. Officials said the Canton tornado was at least a half-mile wide as it moved through town, striking nearby Emory and Fruitvale.

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