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Violent storms kill at least 32 people in US

According to officials and media reports, the death toll from a violent storm that whipped up tornadoes in the United States’ southern and midwestern regions rose to at least 32 over the weekend.

According to the Memphis Police Department, two children and an adult were discovered dead on Saturday after the storm’s high winds knocked trees onto several houses.

According to local media, officials in Tennessee’s McNairy County reported an additional two deaths on Saturday, after previously reporting seven deaths. The Tennessee Department of Health reported three more weather-related deaths in three additional counties on Sunday but provided no further details.

According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the bodies of a couple were discovered at a campground in McCormick’s Creek State Park in Owen County.

Another 15 deaths were reported earlier in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Delaware, Mississippi, and Alabama as a result of the storm, which produced tornadoes in several areas. Many people were injured, and many buildings were damaged or destroyed.

On Sunday, US President Joe Biden declared Arkansas a “major disaster,” directing federal assistance to aid in the recovery.

In a statement issued on Sunday afternoon, the president said he and his wife, Jill Biden, were praying for those affected by the weekend storms and directed relevant federal officials to “assist with immediate needs and long-term rebuilding.”

“We know that families across America are mourning the loss of loved ones, anxiously awaiting news of others fighting for their lives, and sorting through the rubble of their homes and businesses,” he said.

On Sunday, the National Weather Service issued a severe weather warning for parts of north and northeast Texas around Dallas and Fort Worth, including very large hail, significant wind gusts, and a “strong tornado or two.” Dallas Fort Worth International Airport was closed for a few hours on Sunday afternoon due to heavy rain, hail, and strong winds. Flights were delayed.

The center predicted similar severe weather, including thunderstorms, for much of the Midwest between Chicago and Little Rock, Arkansas, later this week

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