Several Deaths And Injuries Ensue After Heavy Flooding And Tornados Strike Texas

Canton tornado damage

The mayor of Canton, Texas - a city some 60 miles (95 kilometers) east of Dallas - said the death toll there stood at four.

"Many areas from Louisiana up toward Missouri and into IL saw rainfall totals over 7 inches (with some localized amounts up to a foot) fall within 48 hours", Guy said.

Even though the dealership only suffered property damage, Canton Mayor Lou Ann Everett confirmed Sunday evening that four people were killed in the storm.

The storms was still going through Alabama on Sunday, with a flash flood watch until Monday and high winds expected, according to the National Weather Service.

States from North Carolina to NY were also considered at risk of extreme flooding and high winds with meteorologists warning that the stormy weather will hit other states in the following days. "If we had been in there, I think we would have been dead", Richmond said. More than 100 highways also were shut in neighboring Arkansas, state officials said.

Arkansas authorities also reported that two children are missing after the auto in which they were washed off the bridge.

One of Sunday's storms uprooted these two massive trees into this Durant, Miss., home, photographed Monday, May 1, 2017.

All told, more than 5,000 homes and other buildings were in the path of the storm, said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who viewed the area by helicopter and vehicle Sunday.

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

One of Arkansas' five confirmed deaths was Dough Decker, a volunteer fire chief, who was hit by a vehicle while measuring water levels early Sunday morning, A.P. reports.

Red Sox Permanently Ban Fan from Fenway Park for Racial Slur Use
Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones warms up before a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, May 2, 2017 , in Boston . Pedroia was 1-for-3, moving into a tie with Harry Hooper for eighth place on the Red Sox's all-time hits list with 1,707.

Three deaths were reported in Missouri, including a woman who drowned after rushing water swept away a vehicle and a 78-year-old man who left his home to look at the floodwaters and was then carried away by the water. The next day everyone was still in shock, she said.

"A 2-year-old girl has died after being struck by a heavy metal soccer goal that blew over in high winds at 2310 Antioch Pike", Metro Nashville Police Department said in a tweet.

In Northern Arkansas, where massive flooding caused multiple road closures, the 10-year-old girl died after being swept away by an overflowing river.

A total of 93 evacuations and 33 water rescues were reported Saturday, Gov. Eric Greitens said.

"The old-timers, they know how the river reacts", Cape Girardeau County emergency management director Richard Knaup said.

Aon reported in March that severe convective weather conditions in the US between March 13 and March 17 is expected to result in an economic loss of more than $1 billion, which, combined with other events in the month resulted in USA severe weather losses of beyond $2 billion in March alone.

A second death was reported Sunday, but details were not available.

The Missouri Department of Transportation said Monday that several sections of the stretch of I-44 between Rolla and Lebanon are underwater.

The town of Canton, located about 50 miles east of Dallas, was hit especially hard.

The National Weather Service found evidence of four tornadoes with one twister possibly on the ground for 50 miles.

Related News:

  • MCD polls: BJP trounces AAP

    MCD polls: BJP trounces AAP

    Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken announced his resignation and also backed the AAP's charge of the EVMs having been tampered with. Party members said that it was Shah who wanted to make a generational shift so that candidates connect with the young.
    Mom of murder victim says Hernandez still guilty

    Mom of murder victim says Hernandez still guilty

    A MA judge has agreed to erase Aaron Hernandez's conviction in a 2013 murder because he died before his appeal could be heard. Hernandez's lead attorney in the double murder trial, Jose Baez, has pledged to independently investigate the death.
    Colorado GOP gives up attack on insurance exchange

    Colorado GOP gives up attack on insurance exchange

    Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME have already said they'd prefer to keep funding the women's health care provider. The promise of protecting people with pre-existing conditions was at the epicenter of Trump's own campaign stump speeches.
  • Paul Clement says Swansea won't waste Premier League lifeline

    Paul Clement says Swansea won't waste Premier League lifeline

    Swansea are now one point above Hull and firmly in charge of their own destiny with two games of the season remaining. Swansea does not lose to Everton in the last 6 full-time meetings, winning twice and four times drawing in a draw.

    Trump administration delays Paris climate agreement decision

    Spicer said Trump is continuing to hear from advisers on the pros and cons of remaining in the global accord. A meeting for top advisers to discuss the deal was set for Tuesday afternoon but was postponed.

    Chaos at Florida airport after Spirit flights canceled

    Following the cancellations, a fight erupted near the Spirit counter in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Problems began last month with cellphone video capturing a passenger being dragged off a United Airlines flight.
  • Johnson, former GOP nominee for MN governor, announces 2018 bid

    Johnson, former GOP nominee for MN governor, announces 2018 bid

    Legislative debate and votes on parts of the more than $45 billion two-year budget were expected to stretch into the night. Dayton has said he will veto all of them and that he won't resume talks with GOP leaders until that process plays out.
    Ryan Seacrest joins Kelly Ripa as co-host of

    Ryan Seacrest joins Kelly Ripa as co-host of "Live"

    Ryan, who has previously contributed to NBC's Today and the network's Olympics coverage, will move to NY to take up his new post. Before debuting her new co-host Monday morning, Ripa teased the big announcement with a video of her sipping a coffee mug.
    Emma Watson wins the very first gender-neutral acting award

    Emma Watson wins the very first gender-neutral acting award

    But major movie- and TV-driven award shows like the Golden Globes and Oscars still have gender-specific acting categories. The audience showered her with applause when she came out, and Ross thanked her for "your voice and how you use it".
  • Syrian Kurdish official praises US decision to provide arms

    Yıldırım said "there is still an opportunity for the United States to take Turkey's sensitivities into consideration". White said they're "the only force on the ground that can successfully seize Raqqa in the near future".
    Trump signs executive order to 'vigorously promote religious liberty'

    Trump signs executive order to 'vigorously promote religious liberty'

    Is this the kind of religious liberty protection that is needed today? But repealing it would first require an act of Congress. A 1954 federal law prohibits tax-exempt charitable organizations such as churches from participating in political campaigns.

    Baahubali: The Conclusion weekend Box Office collection

    So far, " Baahubali 2 " has grossed Rs 695-crore (nett 545-crore) in India ( all versions) and Rs 165-crore in the global markets. Southern star Prabhas not only left his fans and followers surprised with his films but also created headlines for his looks.


Most liked

Suspect in doctors' slayings once worked at their posh condo
The building has high security, including security cameras in the lobby and a 24/7 concierge, Golden said. Additionally, access to the elevator for its penthouse level is regulated by a key fob, Golden said.

Spurs overcome Leonard injury, Harden to beat Rockets in OT
Harden ranked fourth among the seven Rockets players to see the floor with a -0.15 nERD in Tuesday's defeat, per numberFire Live. Harden notched a triple-double (33 points, 10 boards, 10 assists) for Houston, who host Game 6 on Thursday night.

ConvaTec Group PLC's (CTEC) "Hold" Rating Reiterated at Numis Securities Ltd
Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. JP Morgan Cazenove's target would suggest a potential upside of 7.27% from the company's current stock price.

Mud in your eye: Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in slop
The colt was bought as a yearling by Bonomo for $350,000 at the Keeneland September sale and Viola later joined the partnership. He and Viola were childhood friends growing up in Brooklyn. "They would ask me how old I was", Bonomo said of when he was 15.

Coulter says Berkeley speech is "canceled' but implies visit"
The University of California, Berkeley says it's preparing for possible violence on campus whether Coulter comes to speak or not. After the event organizers and sponsor withdrew their support, Coulter still vowed to speak on campus at the Sproul Plaza.

Trump delaying decision on Paris climate deal
However, the group found, 21 percent of that achievement - or roughly one-fifth of the emissions cuts - depend on the United States.

English is losing importance in Europe — EU's Juncker
Juncker even joked he was ready to encourage independence movements by USA states if Trump failed to tone down his Brexit support. Mr Juncker, the president of the European Commission, is a man known for his flippancy, sarcasm and blunt humour.

Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi quits AAP after Mann made Punjab chief
I had also said that his selection would have helped clear the doubts that the party works for a particular community", he said. He said he had been defending the various indiscretions of Mann in public", a party source had told the Indian Express .

'Why was there the Civil War?' President Trump questions during interview
So you can imagine my joy at finally discovering the ideal U.S. history study buddy: the president of the United States. People don't ask that question, but why was there the Civil War? "Does anyone know? Lot of people don't know that".

Scandal to End With Season 7
Maybe we'll see what she has in mind sooner rather than later. "I've never played a character for this long". Back in 2013, Shonda Rhimes told NPR that Olivia Pope's story is not without end.

Kushner family apologizes for mentioning White House adviser Jared Kushner
However, Trump actually signed an extension of the controversial visa program just one day before the event in Beijing was held. Kushner had been running the family business until he went to the White House in January as a senior adviser to the president.

Tories 'extremely foolish' over election boasts, says Alex Salmond
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron will also be campaigning later today in some of his party's top Scottish target constituencies. They ignored the overwhelming result of the European Union referendum in Scotland.

Do you see a Surface Laptop in your future?
The Surface Laptop features a classic clamshell shape and a keyboard that is covered with a cloth-like material called Alcantara . Surface Laptop is faster compared to MacBook Air, and has more battery life than any other Apple MacBook, Microsoft also added.

New Hamas chief tours native Gaza, highlights power shift
The Israeli government has said the document aimed to deceive the world that Hamas was becoming more moderate. Israel , along with Egypt, has been enforcing a border blockade against the group since then.

Moon Jae-in wins South Korea election by landslide
Only 22-25 percent of people in their 60s and 70s voted for Moon, exit polls showed, underscoring a long-standing generation gap. South Korea's election body says almost 64 percent of the country's 42.4 million eligible voters cast their ballots as of 3 p.m.