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Severe storms in Texas and Oklahoma, 14 reports of tornadoes

Staff Writer |
An outbreak of severe weather unfolded across the south-central United States on Tuesday and continued to impact parts of Oklahoma and Texas into Wednesday morning.

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The powerful thunderstorms left behind damage across North Texas and caused power outages to more than 200,000 in the state. Thousands were also without power in Oklahoma early Wednesday.

There were at least 14 reports of tornadoes on Tuesday, with all of them in Texas, as well as dozens of wind damage and hail reports.

A 74-mph wind gust and tennis ball-sized hail were reported in Seymour, Texas, while a 95-mph wind gust was observed in El Reno, Oklahoma.

As the storms dropped heavy rain, flash flood warnings were issued across Oklahoma.

Road closures were reported around Oklahoma City early Wednesday due to flooding, including a stretch of Interstate 235.

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