Powerful storms in the United States have killed at least 11 people including two children, and left a wide trail of destruction across Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

Iran Press/America: Seven deaths were reported in Cooke County, Texas, near the Oklahoma border, where a tornado Saturday night plowed through a rural area near a mobile home park, officials said.

In Oklahoma, at least two people were dead after a tornado hit Mayes County late Saturday, the county head of emergency management Johnny Janzen told the Fox News affiliate in Tulsa.

And in northern Arkansas, two people were killed in storms in the early hours of Sunday, local authorities confirmed.

“It’s just a trail of debris left. The devastation is pretty severe,” Cooke County Sheriff Ray Sappington told The Associated Press news agency on Sunday.

April and May have been busy months for tornadoes, especially in the Midwest. Iowa was hit hard last week when a deadly twister devastated Greenfield. Other storms brought flooding and wind damage elsewhere in the state.

More severe weather has been predicted for the Great Plains region on Sunday, with tornado alerts still in many places. But in Texas, the National Weather Service said the threat had diminished.


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