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Storms move through the area near Newcastle, Okla. on Wednesday. A string of severe storms, including tornadoes, have been hitting areas in the south-central U.S. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)
Storms move through the area near Newcastle, Okla. on Wednesday. A string of severe storms, including tornadoes, have been hitting areas in the south-central U.S. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)
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First responders are in Van, Texas, after a tornado reportedly ripped through the town late last night. The Van Zandt County Fire Marshal says two people are dead and 8 people are missing. The fire marshal adds that 30 percent of the town has suffered damages. Meanwhile, serious flooding has been reported in Denton County, Texas. Another severe storm left two people dead after a tornado touched down in Nashville, Arkansas.

Eric Aasen, KERA's digital news editor, joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss the recent bout of severe weather hitting that region.

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This segment aired on May 11, 2015.

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