Texas tornado warning latest – At least one dead, 'multiple' injuries & homes destroyed after power outages across state

AT least one person has died and several have been injured as a series of twisters pummelled parts of Texas.

Officials at the state’s Department of Public Safety revealed Monday there has been one fatality in Sherwood Shores.

Five people have been taken to the Texoma Medical Center in Denison.

The extent of their injuries remains unknown, KTEN reports.

More than 50,000 people are without power in Texas, according to Poweroutage US.

Around 9,500 are without electricity in Houston county, while more than 3,400 are affected in Madison.

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More than 800,000 people in Austin are under a flash flood warning.

Tornado sirens have been heard blasting in Lake Worth, Saginaw, and the Naval Base in Fort Worth.

A tornado caused major damage at a high school in Jacksboro, according to the fire department.

The gymnasium at Jacksboro High School was hit directly, reported NBC 5, but all students are safe.

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The roof of the school partially collapsed, filling the gym with debris. Damage was also done to the football field.

School officials were warned ahead of time and were able to get all staff and students at the high school and Jacksboro Elementary School to storm shelters.

An animal shelter in the area was also significantly damaged by the storm.

Officials said that between 60 and 80 homes in the area have been demolished.

Fort Worth fire chief Jeremy Jennings said: "I've been a part of emergency services for 24 years here, I've never seen anything nowhere near this magnitude here.

"Nothing like this, not even anywhere else in this county."

Police confirmed a tornado on the ground around 4pm after a tornado warning was issued for north Texas, according to WeatherNation.

“We are tracking these warnings LIVE now on WeatherNation. Seek shelter if you live under these warnings.”

Damage was reported to nearby mobile homes and trees, the National Weather Service in Fort Worth said.

In Round Rock, temporary shelters were set up due to the severe weather.

Tornadoes were spotted on the ground near the I-35 and I-45 intersection.

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Cities including Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Jackson, Houston, Memphis, and Birmingham are expected to be battered by the storm.

Severe weather could hit Atlanta, Georgia, and Durham, North Carolina on Wednesday when the storm is expected to weaken.

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