- by theguardian
- 20 Mar 2023
At least one person has died and dozens more are injured after tornadoes ravaged parts of Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Several twisters caused property damage and physical injury across the various states on Friday. Tornado warnings had still been in effect as of late Friday in parts of Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.
An early report from the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center found that nine tornadoes formed in Texas, four in Arkansas and one in Oklahoma, CNN reported.
The person who died was in south-west Oklahoma, where the city of Idabel was hit with a possible tornado, the local emergency manager, Cody McDaniel, told CNN.
McDaniel later added that dozens of people were unaccounted for in the area. A search and rescue effort for the missing later accounted for everyone who had been missing.
Officials are also working to survey damage in the area, which was rife with reports of downed power lines and other extensive destruction.
Holcomb and his wife were able to shelter in their bathtub.
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