A tornado hit Perryton, Texas

Extensive storm damage in Texas and the southern United States.


Forecasters had warned that conditions were expected by Thursday. unfavorable meteorological conditions, capable of producing wind gusts of up to 145 km / h, hail up to 12 centimeters in diameter and tornadoes.

Cities and counties around the city of Perryton, Texas, began to send help after a tornado hit the area Thursday afternoon, killing at least three people, area fire chief Perryton said, Paul Paul. Dutch

It is estimated that between 50 and 100 people were treated for injuries in the Ochiltree General Hospital, according to the hospital's chief financial officer, Debbie Beck.

The National Weather Service in Amarillo confirmed a tornado hit the city. Images of extensive damage began circulating on social media. Social.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott's office and the Division of Management State emergencies are mobilizing resources, the representative said. State Four Price for District 87 in a Facebook post.

Keith Shadden, emergency manager for Beaver County, Oklahoma, said that the fire, police and medical services units of emergency. He also said he intended to send a second round of helps, but he hoped the weather would improve in the county.

For its part, the town of Stinnett, Texas, about 90 miles from Perryton, sent emergency teams and equipment, and the County Sheriff's Office Hutchinson posted on Facebook that he was also helping with operations. rescue and emergency after the "devastating tornado".

The Borger Police Department said it also had officers who were they ran Perryton. The city is located about an hour south of Perryton.

The latest episode of severe weather follows more than 300 storms on Wednesday, continuing a long streak of challenging conditions.

"Be prepared for hail and winds of up to 129 km/h with the most storms. strong, in addition to a medium risk of tornadoes," the office of the National Meteorological Service of Normandy.

A much larger area that can experience severe weather extends from western Kansas, south to central Texas, and east to Florida peninsula. Moderate climate risk level 2 out of 5 covers more of 10 million people and includes places like Tulsa, Oklahoma; Shreveport Louisiana; and Tallahassee, Florida.

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