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One dead, one hurt in Texas tornado

A house destroyed by a tornado that tore through Arkansas.
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One person has been killed and another seriously hurt in a tornado that has torn across Texas.

The US National Weather Service, which reported damaged homes on Saturday in Texas, also issued tornado watches covering parts of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma.

In a relatively small area at higher risk for tornadoes were cities such as Arlington, Dallas, Garland, Fort Worth and Plano in Texas, the service added.

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Fire Chief Walter Fairbanks told CNN a twister cut a path through Eastland county, and the town of Cisco, in west-central Texas.

Meanwhile, multiple tornadoes tore through central US on Thursday, injuring at least 13 people, destroying homes, flipping cars and felling trees amid heavy rains that triggered local flooding.

The people were injured when a tornado tore through a mobile home park in Oklahoma City.

On Saturday afternoon, the National Weather Service elevated to “moderate” the risk of tornadoes in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and elsewhere across North Texas. Eastland County, which was part of the enhanced zone, was pelted with three-inch hail as the storm rumbled through, CBS news reported.

The central US is hit by more tornadoes than the rest of the country, but the often destructive weather system has been reported in all 50 states.

with AAP/ABC

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