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Severe storms move into Louisiana, Mississippi after 1 killed in Texas

Texas Storm
Posted at 7:59 AM, Mar 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-22 16:55:59-04

DALLAS — Officials say multiple tornadoes ripped through parts of Texas and Oklahoma, causing one death, several injuries and widespread damage.

The storm system is poised to move into Louisiana and Mississippi on Tuesday, and forecasters say more tornadoes are expected.

The National Weather Service confirmed tornadoes in three locations in Texas, spanning from Austin to Dallas-Fort Worth.

On Tuesday, it said there was an EF 0 tornado in the town Decatur, northwest of Fort Worth; an EF 1 tornado in Fort Worth; and another tornado between Bell County and Williamson County.

The NWS is still working to confirm wind speeds in the tornado north of Austin.

Among the buildings damaged in North Texas was a high school in Jacksboro, located west of the Dallas area.

"I've been in this district for 30 years and this is the most catastrophic damage I've witnessed," said Brad Burnett, the superintendent of the Jacksboro Independent School District. "So we're just very blessed to have facilities that were designed to sustain a storm, the storm damage that we received."

Emergency managers said Tuesday that a 73-year-old woman in North Texas was killed by a tornado. At least four other people were injured.

By Tuesday morning, the system was bringing heavy rainfall and thunderstorms to parts of Texas and Arkansas. Later Tuesday, tornadoes are predicted in Louisiana and southern Mississippi.