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Severe storms unleash more damaging tornadoes across central US, leave 1 dead in Kentucky

By Chaffin Mitchell, AccuWeather staff writer
May 31, 2019, 1:38:11 AM EDT


Nearly 30 tornadoes were reported from Texas to Iowa on Wednesday, continuing a streak of 13th consecutive days across the United States with at least eight tornado reports.

Residents around Canton, Texas, reported storm damage after a confirmed tornado was on the ground along Interstate 20 east of Dallas. Damage was reported to buildings and power lines, but there were no immediate word of injuries, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Canton is about 75 miles east of Dallas.

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A tornado that tore through Canton, Texas on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 caused severe property and structural damage. The storm was powerful enough to wreck metal fencing and flip vehicles.

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Unconfirmed tornado near Canton, Texas.

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A large tornado spotted near Canton, Texas, on May 29.

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The Northeast Texas-area Game Wardens surveyed some of the damage from the tornado that hit Canton, Texas, the day before on Wednesday May 29, 2019.

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The sky in Haltom City, Texas, where half of the sky was blue.

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The Northeast Texas-area Game Wardens visited different sites hit by the tornado in Canton, Texas that hit on May 29, 2019, offering their aid.


Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas, urged students and faculty to take cover and seek indoor shelter away from windows.

An EF1 tornado was confirmed to have occurred in North Forth Worth. Maximum winds were estimated at 90 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

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While there were no fatalities reported in Texas, one death was reported in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, after a roof flew off of a building and struck a moving vehicle. The Lexington Herald Leader reported that the roof was about 100 feet long and crushed three cars. Prestonsburg Mayor Les Stapleton told the Herald Leader that another passenger in the vehicle escaped uninjured.

Outside of Texas, tornadoes also occurred across Illinois and Iowa. One person was reported injured from a tornado in Iowa.

There will be a break in widespread severe weather across the Central states on Friday.

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