1 dead, dozens hurt as tornadoes hit Texas and Oklahoma

The Associated Press - November 5, 2022 8:02 am

Scenes of devastation are visible in all directions along Lamar County Road 35940, west of State Highway 271, after a massive tornado hit the area, causing extensive damage and destroying an unknown number of homes, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022 in Powderly, Texas. (Jeff Forward/The Paris News via AP)

POWDERLY, Texas (AP) — Authorities in Oklahoma say at least one person has died as tornadoes ravaged areas of that state and neighboring Texas, leaving some people trapped and dozens of homes in ruins.

The twisters on Friday destroyed large portions of the town of Idabel in McCurtain County, Oklahoma, flattening a church, restaurant, and medical center. Officials confirm at least one death in that county.

Meanwhile, 50 homes were reported damaged or destroyed in Lamar County, Texas, where at least two dozen people are reported injured, two critically.

UPDATE: DAINGERFIELD, Texas (AP) — Officials say a second person has died in tornadoes that hit Texas and Oklahoma.

 

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