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Eight People Killed in Floods and Tornado Across USA

Updated On 04 May, 2019 Published On

Eight people were killed across the United States of America this week after a slow-moving storm his the area from southern Texas to the Ohio River Valley.

The natural disaster has left more than 20 million people "under a flash flood watch or advisory". Seven of the deaths were caused by flooding.

In Missouri, two dead bodies, who have been identified as Scott M. Puckett and Alex Ekern, were recovered. Their kayak overturned in flooding near Walnut Shade.

According to Missouri State Patrol Sgt. Jason Pace, the two went missing on Wednesday, May 1, in Bull Creek. There was also a third kayaker who managed to escape and called for help.

In Oklahoma, a Stephens County man of age 58 and a Tulsa man of age 55 died in flooding incidents, the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management said.

The department also said that a tornado killed a woman near Bokchito in southern Oklahoma.

In Texas, Martha Patricia Torres-Regalado, 44, was found dead on Thursday, May 2. As per the report, Martha drove into floodwaters at approx. 10: 45 p.m. on Wednesday, stepped out of the vehicle and the flash flood swept her away.

In Indiana, a 2-year-old boy died on Thursday, May 2, after his mother drove into a road covered by floodwaters not seeing the high-water sign. The mother escaped from her submerged car but failed to rescue her son.

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