Tornadoes rip TX

As North Texas cleaned up tornado debris through Wednesday, new twisters were reported in Mississippi that damaged more homes and knocked out power to thousands.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | May 10, 2006


As North Texas cleaned up tornado debris through Wednesday, new twisters were reported in Mississippi that damaged more homes and knocked out power to thousands.

In Texas, tornadoes - most likely F2 strength, according to the National Weather Service - swept through Childress, Westminster and Anna. Residents had a few minutes warning, which may have cut down on the death toll, according to emergency management officials.

Pockets of severe residential damage were reported, though the home damage tallies were still being determined. Warning sirens sounded in both Anna and Childress, and emergency officials believed that may have decreased the potential death toll. Three people died and at least 10 were injured.

Meanwhile, in Mississippi, a possible tornado in Scott County on Wednesday damaged at least one home and downed trees and power lines. Lee and Panola counties also reported damage in that state.

Three twisters touched down in southeastern Oklahoma as well.


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