A terrible tornado claimed the lives of five people in Texas and Oklahoma
On Wednesday evening, residents of two states could watch a deadly tornado that demolished everything in its path. According to eyewitnesses, a natural cataclysm formed in the city of Madill, near the border with Texas.
As a result, five people were declared dead and about 30 more were injured of varying severity. Among other things, several houses were destroyed, rescuers and search teams work at the scene.
"My office, the Texas Division of Emergency Management, and other state agencies are working with local officials to provide immediate support to the areas devastated by this tornado," Abbott said in a statement. "The state has already deployed response teams and medical resources to help Texans in need and to provide assistance to these communities. Our hearts are with our fellow Texans tonight and the state will continue to do everything it can to support those affected by this severe weather.»
Statement on widespread damage from severe weather, including a tornado, in several Polk County communities ↓ pic.twitter.com/4AnnAH5Ank— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) April 23, 2020
Earlier this month, a series of tornadoes swept across several states, including Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Carolina and went down in Tennessee. In this incident, more than 70 people were injured, 34 of whom died.