Texas twisters and deadly storms have claimed the lives of at least eight people in Garland, Texas with five of them when their cars were blown off a motorway.
In west Texas, snow combined with high winds to cause drifts that left a number of roads impassable. Meanwhile, heavy rains have caused flooding further north, leaving 12 people dead in Missouri and Illinois.
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BBC News - Texas tornadoes: Eleven killed in Dallas area http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35184869
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