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Tornadoes Hit Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Killing at Least 2 in Texas, NYT Reports

26 May 2024 20:47

Islam Times - A tornado in northern Texas has killed at least two people and left multiple injured, the New York Times reported on Sunday, citing Ray Sappington, the sheriff of Cooke County.

Towns in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas were hit by tornadoes on Saturday night, leaving trucks overturned, homes damaged and nearly 250,000 households without power, the report said.

"We're in the very early stages of the rescue operations. There has been heavy damage that we can tell," Justin Stamps, the police chief of Valley View, a city north of Dallas told Reuters, adding that a command center has been set up.

Oklahoma officials activated an Emergency Operations Center to coordinate efforts statewide in anticipation of the extreme weather, Governor Kevin Stitt said in a Facebook post on Saturday.

Police officials in Rogers, Arkansas responded to people who were trapped after a tornado led to gas leaks and downed trees and power lines, cutting off electricity in large parts of the city of Rogers, the police department said in a Facebook post.

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