CANTON, Texas (AP) — At least a half-dozen people remain hospitalized as rescue workers continue to search homes damaged by a rash of deadly tornadoes that struck rural communities east of Dallas.
Canton Mayor Lou Ann Everett told WFAA-TV on Monday that widespread debris makes access difficult to some residential areas.
Four people were killed and at least 50 others hospitalized when four tornadoes swept through the area Saturday. Authorities say two people initially reported as missing have been found safe.
National Weather Service meteorologist Patricia Sanchez says one of those tornadoes, with winds of more than 135 mph (217 kph), was on the ground for 51 miles (82 kilometers).
Sanchez says the NWS is confirming whether two other tornadoes also struck the region about 50 miles (80 kilometers) east of Dallas.