Death toll rises after tornadoes rip through east Texas Saturday

"Close to 80 million are at risk of severe weather today stretching from Georgia up through New England". The National Weather Service said Canton was hit by four tornadoes, with two packing winds of 136 miles to 165 miles (219 km to 265 km) per hour.

"Many of the rivers in these states have crested or (are) nearing crest and remain in moderate or major flood category". Four people were killed there and dozens more were injured when a massive tornado tore through the town.

In Arkansas, the five people killed included a 10-year-old who was swept away in floodwaters, and a woman who was "riding an inner tube in a creek", according to member station KUAR. In Missouri, a 72-year-old woman drowned despite her husband's efforts to save her as their vehicle was swept away by rushing waters after heavy rains caused flooding. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency didn't give details.

The storms were headed east into MS and Alabama on Sunday.

In middle Tennessee, powerful storms uprooted trees and damaged power lines early Sunday. Wind and flood advisories were in effect for much of the state Monday.

Canton Mayor Lou Ann Everett told WFAA-TV on Monday that widespread debris makes access hard to some residential areas.

The weather system that tore through Texas over the weekend, spawning four tornadoes that killed at least four people and injured many more, could trigger a line of severe thunderstorms in central NY and Pennsylvania Monday, Storm Team 4 says.

Scientists investigate large number of humpback whale deaths
Some regular visitors to Cape Ann are being scrutinized for an unusually large number of deaths among their population. This is higher than the 16-year average for the region from 2000 to 2015, which is 14 whales per year.

Volunteers were asked to meet at 7:30 a.m.at the Canton Fair Grounds, and be ready to work.

Ernestine Cook of Canton, Texas, points out the damage to spotter Michael Search of Henderson, Texas, as they inspect the damage done to the I-20 Dodge dealership after a tornado hit Canton, Texas, Saturday, April 29, 2017.

I-70 in Kansas was closed due to a "rare late-season blizzard" that has dumped 3-4 inches of snow with strong winds.

Rescuers in northwest Arkansas continued Sunday to look for an 18-month-old girl and a 4-year-old boy who were in a vehicle swept off a bridge by floodwaters in Hindsville, the Madison County Sheriff's Office said.

Mayor Lou Ann Everett said on Sunday at least four people died and nearly 50 others injured, according to local media.

Four people were killed and at least 50 others hospitalized when four tornadoes swept through the area Saturday. The largely rural area is about 80km east of Dallas.

Here in Texas, National Weather Service crews from Fort Worth will return to East Texas to survey areas struck by tornadoes.

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