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Wind and flooding wreaked havoc across Texas on Christmas Eve. A tree fell on a pickup truck in Galveston causing it to roll, killing the driver. In Midland, a 61-year-old man was found dead in his home after severe storms downed trees, power lines and roofs. In Cameron, a large barn was destroyed in a tornado. In Corpus Christi, trees and power lines were blown down onto cars and into power lines. In the end, 29 people were reported dead as a result of the storms, including three young children in Houston.
In the Midwest, in Wichita Falls, Texas, the snow storm moved in Sunday night, prompting school and city officials to close, and some to issue emergency shelter-in-place warnings. In Dallas, water flooding was reported in area neighborhoods after heavy rains across the region on Monday.
In Ireland, two dockers, one in Belfast and one in Leixlip, were hospitalized early Monday morning after they were caught in huge flooding at Cork’s Cliffs of Moher on the G8 summit site. In Great Britain, a powerful storm dubbed Storm Caroline developed Monday and dumped more than a foot of snow in Scotland, killing two people and forcing hundreds of roads to close as it battered parts of England and Wales.
In Hawaii, meteorologists say a deadly storm system affecting large parts of the Pacific is nearing Hawaii.
Texas tornadoes left one person dead in San Antonio and 50 others were injured. Although the number of injuries is believed to be low, officials say some victims suffered serious injuries when their homes were hit by flying debris or hit while trying to flee the storm. With the winds expected to sustain speeds up to 60 miles per hour, there’s concern for more severe weather as the storm rolls east across the Gulf Coast.
Click below to hear more from Storm Arwen in Wisconsin about the tornadoes…