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Canton tornado

Updated at 1 p.m. ET

People are taking stock of the damage after severe weather over the weekend killed at least 14 people in five Southern states.

Flooding, lightning and tornadoes caused at least five deaths in Arkansas, four in Texas, two each in Mississippi and Missouri and one in Tennessee. The American Red Cross is calling it the deadliest start to tornado season in nine years.

Paige Redding and David Milbauer go through their units at My Storage Place in Canton.
Stella M. Chávez / KERA News

Four people died, dozens were hurt and thousands of homes felt the impact of tornadoes that tore through East Texas Saturday night. The folks that bore the brunt of the storms were in and around the town of Canton, an hour east of Dallas.

Stella M. Chávez / KERA News

Note: This story includes updates from Canton Mayor Lou Ann Everett's and County Judge Don Kirkpatrick's noon press conference on Monday. It also includes updates from the National Weather Service in Fort Worth's additional survey of the storms.

 

Residents in and around the East Texas town of Canton are just getting the measure of the devastation that ripped up their neighborhoods Saturday night. Seven tornadoes killed four people. Two people that had been unaccounted for Sunday were found safe.