Several tornadoes have ripped through Texas, leaving one person dead and others missing.One of the tornadoes shattered homes in a rural area south of Cisco, a town about 100 miles west of Fort Worth.
“The homes that I’ve seen, there are just maybe one or two walls standing,” said Eastland County Judge Rex Fields.
Fields, who also serves as the county’s emergency services coordinator, said one person was killed and there were likely other injuries.
Authorities were going house to house to assess the damage, but that proved difficult amid the heavy rainfall.
The number of other casualties wasn’t immediately clear in the town of Burkburnett, about 15 miles north of Wichita Falls, where a second tornado hit.
Elsewhere in the US, storms brought heavy rain and large hail stones to parts of southwest Oklahoma.
Meteorologists said a tornado threat there had diminished as the hours wore on Sunday.
Parts of western Kansas were also hit by severe weather ripe for tornadoes.
In Kansas City, in the eastern part of the state, a band of rain halted NASCAR’s Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway.
Twin weather systems stretching from the Carolinas to California produced an unseasonably early tropical storm in the Atlantic.
Tropical Storm Ana was reported early Sunday to be just off the coast of South Carolina, weakening with top sustained winds of 45 mph.