Tornado devastates Texas Panhandle town, killing 3 and injuring dozens


On Thursday, a tornado tore through Perryton in the Texas Panhandle, killing three people, wounding dozens more, and wreaking extensive damage as another in a line of strong storms tore across Southern states. A tornado struck the region on afternoon, according to the Amarillo National Weather Service. Luigi meccariello , a meteorologist, said there was no immediate indication on the storm’s size or wind speed. Three persons were killed in the storm, according to Perryton Fire Chief Paul Dutcher.

He said that at least one fatality occurred in a mobile home park that was “directly hit” by a tornado. According to Dutcher, at least 30 trailers were harmed or destroyed. Firefighters began pulling survivors from the rubble at six o’clock. More than 8,000 people live in the town, which is roughly 115 miles (185 kilometres) northeast of Amarillo and just south of the Oklahoma border. First responders from Oklahoma descended on the region. According to the website, about 50,000 customers in Texas and Oklahoma were without energy. Strong storms hit the US for the second straight day. On Wednesday, violent winds damaged structures and fell trees and blew cars off a highway from the eastern part of Texas to Georgia.