After a fatal tornado outbreak last Wedneday and severe storms Thursday, a string of dangerous storms, capable of producing large tornadoes, continued to threaten parts of the Plains though Mother’s Day. Residents were urged to monitor our ALERTS page for updates on watches and warnings.
Large hail, torrential rainfall (resulting in flash flooding) and tornadoes were possible for parts of the Plains and Midwest through Mother’s Day — with Saturday looking to be the most severe in terms of a tornado outbreak.
Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall also lead to flash flooding along the central Plains of Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas to north and central Texas, say forecasters.
National Guard performed air rescues in Krum, Texas for residents stranded by flash floods. Major roads were washed out as torrential downpours left parts of north Texas with six to seven inches of rain over the last four days.
Multiple people reported seeing a tornado touch down in the city of Cisco, Texas Saturday evening.
The destructive force of the funnel leveled a number of homes and the roofs were ripped off several others in Eastland County, and was one of three reported tornadoes in the state that day.
“There is a considerable amount of damage,” Eastland County Judge Rex Fields, who also serves as the county’s emergency services coordinator, told The Associated Press. “Homes have been lost.”