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An American flag placed by first responders is seen December 27 in the aftermath of a tornado in Rowlett, Texas. At least 11 people lost their lives as tornadoes tore through Texas, authorities said, as they searched home to home for possible more victims of the freak storms lashing the southern United States. Laura Buckman/AFP/Getty Images)
An American flag placed by first responders is seen December 27 in the aftermath of a tornado in Rowlett, Texas. At least 11 people lost their lives as tornadoes tore through Texas, authorities said, as they searched home to home for possible more victims of the freak storms lashing the southern United States. Laura Buckman/AFP/Getty Images)
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Deadly tornadoes and flash flooding have killed at least 43 people in the U.S. over the past week, and severe storms will continue today in part of the Southeast.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti talked to Clay Jenkins, Dallas County judge in Texas, where at least 11 people died after tornadoes swept through on Saturday. He said that he's seen tremendous damage, and that it will be days before many residents have power again.

"I could see from the faces of our officers and first responders that it was bad," Jenkins said. "Met the mayor there and declared a state of local disaster about four minutes after I got there."

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This segment aired on December 28, 2015.

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