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Tornado Destroys Texas Gas Station, Here is What to Know

Here is what to know about the trending news Tornado Destroys Texas Gas Station. At least 15 people died as tornadoes and storms hit central parts of the US, destroying homes and cutting power to hundreds of thousands.

Seven people died in northern Texas, five in Arkansas, two in Oklahoma, and one in Kentucky. Many more were injured, and nearly 500,000 were left without power across several states on Sunday.

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In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott declared a disaster in more than a third of the counties. Cook County Sheriff Ray Sappington reported that the death toll included two children, aged two and five, and three members of the same family.


He described the Valley View area as severely devastated with a trail of debris left behind. Footage showed a petrol station and rest stop almost completely destroyed, with twisted metal scattered over damaged vehicles. Tornadoes overturned trucks, shut down a highway near Dallas, and left tens of thousands without power.

In Indianapolis, severe weather forced the evacuation of about 125,000 spectators at the Indianapolis 500 race, delaying it by four hours.

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Frank Soltysiak, a resident of a mobile home park in north Texas, said his home was destroyed in minutes by a storm. He took shelter in a restaurant’s walk-in refrigerator with his dog Sampson, only to find everything destroyed when he came out.

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said state emergency response units were activated to help. He asked people to pray for the families of those who were killed, calling their loss “unfathomable.”

In Oklahoma, two people died and six were injured in Mayes County. Arkansas officials reported multiple injuries and the deaths of a 26-year-old woman in Olvey and three others in Benton County. In Kentucky, a man was killed by a falling tree during a severe storm in Louisville.

By Sunday afternoon, the storm system had moved east, with the National Weather Service warning of severe wind and hail. About 470,000 people were without power across Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

These tornadoes followed another that killed four people in rural Iowa earlier in May. Forecasters predict an “extraordinary” 2024 Atlantic hurricane season starting next month.

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Tadese Faforiji

I am Tadese Faforiji, a history student of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State- 21st-century University, properly called. I am a blogger and an avid writer.