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Texas Tornadoes Kill 11, Send Hundreds to Shelters in Dallas

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An American flag placed by first responders is seen in the aftermath of a tornado in Rowlett, Texas. (LAURA BUCKMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 28 Dec 2015 08:50 AM

Texas tornadoes killed 11 people and injured dozens more on Saturday in the Dallas area, while damage to as many as 1,450 homes displaced hundreds more to shelters.

According to The Dallas Morning News, the devastation was wrought by at least nine twisters, one of which was classified as an EF-4 – the second-most powerful – with winds up to 200 mph. It stuck the Garland suburb around 6:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service said it could revise the number of tornadoes up as more data is gathered.

"This is a huge impact on our community and we're all suffering," Garland Police Lt. Pedro Barineau said of the suburb about 20 miles northeast of Dallas, where eight people died, The Associated Press reported.

Emergency responders searched neighborhoods as soon as it was safe, and homes that had been searched were marked with a large black "X."

According to the AP, the tornadoes are "the latest of a succession of freakish winter-weather events across the country that could include heavy snow and massive flooding Sunday from north Texas through eastern Oklahoma, eastern Kansas, western Arkansas and parts of Missouri. Days of tumultuous weather in the Southeast have led to 29 deaths overall – those in Texas plus 18 total in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Arkansas."

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared disaster areas in four counties on Sunday: Dallas, Collin, Rockwall, and Ellis.

"I want to emphasize the compassion, support and prayers that I and the first lady off to those … who have lost a family member," Abbott said during a public address.

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Texas tornadoes killed 11 people and injured dozens more on Saturday in the Dallas area, while damage to as many as 1,450 homes displaced hundreds more to shelters.
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