7 killed as storm hits US  Midwest, Southwest states

7 killed as storm hits Midwest, Southwest states

A strong storm caused severe flooding and tornadoes that killed at least seven people and injured dozens more in Missouri, Arkansas and Texas.

Several tornadoes touched down in east Texas, leaving five people dead, Van Zandt County officials said.
The body of a 72-year-old woman was recovered in southwestern Missouri after flood waters washed away her car, authorities said.
Another woman died Saturday after a tree fell on her mobile home in De Witt, Arkansas, about 80 miles east of Little Rock, according to police.
Tornadoes ripping through north Texas left widespread destruction and more than 50 people injured, officials said.
Millions have been under flash flood watches and warnings as the storm moves over the southwest and Midwest states since Friday.
Rainfall amounts of 4-6 inches have been reported in Missouri and Texas, with some areas seeing up to 9 inches, the National Weather Service said.
Hundreds of evacuations were underway due to the flooding and mass destruction left by the tornadoes.
Rainstorms began Friday around the state, bringing large amounts of rainfall and causing flooding, the National Weather Service said.
A couple was left stranded in their car when flood waters began to rise in Christian County, officials said.
Despite the husband’s efforts to rescue his wife, their car was swept away with the 72-year-old woman inside.
The woman’s body was found Saturday in a field near Clever, MO.
At least 150 roads, mostly in southern Missouri, were closed by flooding, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.
A total of 93 evacuations and 33 water rescues were reported Saturday, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said.

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