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SALADO, Texas (AP) — Almost two dozen folks had been injured when tornadoes swept via central Texas as a part of a storm system that was anticipated to spawn extra twisters and damaging winds Wednesday.

The storms triggered widespread harm Tuesday in Salado, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Austin. Bell County Choose David Blackburn mentioned 23 folks had been injured, certainly one of them critically. Twelve of the injured had been taken to hospitals, Blackburn mentioned.

“There’s not a lot left,” Blackburn mentioned at a information convention Tuesday night time. “Massive bushes are uprooted and overturned and stripped. Buildings actually decreased to rubble. … Energy strains, energy poles, are scattered far and wide. It’s fairly devastating.”

Pictures on social media confirmed grapefruit-size hail related to that storm.

Tornadoes had been additionally noticed Tuesday in Iowa, however there have been no experiences of significant accidents. In Lincoln, Nebraska, highly effective wind gusts knocked down tree limbs and triggered some roof harm.

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Extra tornadoes had been within the forecast Wednesday for components of the mid-South and within the Mississippi River Valley, the Storm Prediction Heart mentioned.

Hurricane-force winds, intense tornadoes and enormous hail had been potential in Arkansas, Illinois, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, Mississippi, Indiana, Louisiana and Alabama, forecasters mentioned. Little Rock, Arkansas, and Memphis, Tennessee, had been among the many cities that would see the worst climate Wednesday, the Storm Prediction Heart mentioned.

Elsewhere, the North Dakota Capitol, faculties, authorities places of work and interstates remained closed Wednesday as a blizzard continued to bear down on the state.

A blizzard warning issued by the Nationwide Climate Service remained in impact via Thursday for many of western and central North Dakota the place as much as 2 ft (60 centimeters) of snow was anticipated.

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