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Two Deaths Confirmed With Overnight Storms in Texas

11 Mar 2018, 2:33 pm

Severe storms ripped through east Texas on Saturday night and into Sunday morning, leading to two fatalities in far eastern Texas.

One death was reported in Longview, Texas, as a large tree fell on a mobile home, killing a 41-year-old man, according to the National Weather Service. The other death was reported in Marion County, northeast of Longview, also due to straight-line winds. Seven others were injured.

Photos from the Marion County storm are below:


Storms moved through during the overnight hours across northeast Texas, with wind speeds exceeding 70 miles-per-hour (MPH), along with hailstones as large as baseball-sized in diameter.

There were still over 4,000 power outages statewide in Texas as of Sunday afternoon, almost all in the northeast corner of the state.

Stay with WeatherNation as the severe weather threat moves closer towards the Gulf Coast on Sunday and Monday.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi