Tornados Leave Destruction in Texas


Tornados Leave Destruction in Texas



Tornados leave destruction in Texas leaving many people with damaged homes. People are waking up this morning from widespread tornados across Texas, Missouri and Arkansas. Flooding and tornadoes killed many people and dozens injured.tornado damage

According to the National Weather Service, they have confirmed at least three tornados swept through parts of three counties in Texas Saturday evening.
In Missouri, the body of a 72-year-old woman was recovered after floodwater washed away her car. In Arkansas, another woman died Saturday after a tree fell on her mobile home about 80 miles east of Little Rock, according to police.
In north Texas this horrible weather spread destruction and more than 50 people injured, officials said. Tornadoes ripped through the states overturning vehicles, mangled trees and damaged homes.
Today, more than 30 million Americans remain under flash flood watches and warnings as the storm moves eastward. It began hitting the southwest and Midwest states Friday.
Rainfall amounts of 4-6 inches were reported in Missouri and Texas, with some areas seeing up to 9 inches, the National Weather Service said.


What is a tornado?

A tornado is a violent rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. The most violent tornadoes are capable of tremendous destruction with wind speeds of up to 300 mph. They can destroy large buildings, uproot trees and hurl vehicles hundreds of yards. They can also drive straw into trees. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide to 50 miles long. In an average year, 1000 tornadoes are reported nationwide.