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More than 20 people died in six states during the Memorial Day weekend outbreak

At least 24 people died during severe weather over Memorial Day weekend that spawned tornadoes, tennis-ball-sized hail, damaging winds and power outages for thousands of people across the American heartland.

According to the FOX Forecast Center, the worst of the storm occurred Saturday night, when at least 20 tornadoes were recorded across the region by radar or in person. Damage was reported in Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Alabama. At least a dozen people died during these storms.

Sunday saw another wave of dangerous storms that caused additional tornadoes and widespread damage in several states, as well as additional deaths.

Possible tornado damage in Rogers, Arkansas on Sunday, May 26, 2024.
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Possible tornado damage in Rogers, Arkansas on Sunday, May 26, 2024.
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Possible tornado damage in Rogers, Arkansas on Sunday, May 26, 2024.
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Damage in Rogers, Arkansas after severe weather on Saturday, May 25, 2024.
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Storm damage in Denton, Texas, Sunday, May 26, 2024.
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Possible tornado damage in Rogers, Arkansas on Sunday, May 26, 2024.
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Possible tornado damage in Rogers, Arkansas on Sunday, May 26, 2024.
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Possible tornado damage in Rogers, Arkansas on Sunday, May 26, 2024.
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People respond to tornado damage in Rogers, Arkansas on Sunday, May 26, 2024.
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Damage caused by the Rogers tornado.
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Scenes from a Shell gas station and travel stop on I-35 at the Lone Oak exit near Valley View, Texas, Sunday, May 26, 2024.
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Scenes from a Shell gas station and travel stop on I-35 at the Lone Oak exit near Valley View, Texas, Sunday, May 26, 2024.
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Tornado damage in Denton, Texas, Sunday, May 26, 2024.
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Scenes from a Shell gas station and travel stop on I-35 at the Lone Oak exit near Valley View, Texas, Sunday, May 26, 2024.
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On Sunday, May 26, 2024, severe storm wind damage occurred in Benton County, Arkansas.
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A tornado spins near Mountain View, Missouri, on May 26, 2024.
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A tornado is seen on the horizon near Poplar Bluff, Missouri, on May 26, 2024.
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A tornado moves across the ground near Cabool, Missouri, on May 26, 2024.
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Suzie Q in Rogers, Arkansas almost tied it.
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Damage caused by the Rogers tornado.
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A tornado in Texas kills 7 people, including 2 children

Some of the most devastating destruction in Texas occurred outside the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where Cooke County Sheriff Ray Sappington told a news conference that seven people were killed and more than 100 were injured. The sheriff said two children were among the dead.

This is the deadliest tornado in Texas history since 2015. The National Weather Service gave it a preliminary rating of EF-2 with winds of 140 mph. Another tornado that devastated Montague County also received a preliminary rating of EF-2.

CHILDREN AMONG 7 DEAD IN TEXAS AFTER DEADLIEST TORNADO SINCE 2015

Multiple people were injured at the travel center and Shell gas station off Interstate 35 near Valley View, where dozens of people sought shelter during the tornado.

Denton County officials said a tornado touched down in the northern part of the county late Saturday, damaging homes, overturning RVs and downing power lines in the area.

Major damage was reported to the Lake Ray Roberts marina and RVs.

The Denton Fire Department said multiple victims were trapped on the property above, and major damage was reported along the Denton-Cooke County line.

County officials said an 18-wheeler overturned on Interstate 35, downing power lines and stopping traffic for several hours.

Texas Governor Greg Abbot declared a state of emergency in four counties.

WATCH: 2 WOMEN SURVIVE DEADLY TORNADO IN TEXAS AS THEY CROSS THE ROAD THEY WERE TRAVELING

Oklahoma reports 2 deaths during storm

The lone supercell that was part of the severe storms began in northeastern Oklahoma and ran along the Missouri-Arkansas border, causing widespread destruction in its path.

Two people died and others were injured after a tornado touched down in Mayes County, according to emergency management officials in northeastern Oklahoma. The NWS research team analyzing the damage gave it a preliminary rating of EF-3.

Mayes County Emergency Management Director Johnny Janzen said most of the damage occurred near East 427 Road and West 470 Road.

At least 8 died in storms in Arkansas

Authorities confirmed that at least eight people died in Arkansas due to the storm.

At least one possible tornado and wind gusts exceeding 60 mph caused damage in Bentonville, Arkansas. Benton County Judge Barry Moehring said at a news conference that officials confirmed multiple injuries in the eastern part of the county and at least one death.

The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office said one person was killed and multiple others were injured during the severe weather.

The NWS rated the tornado that damaged Boon County an EF-3.

At least eight people are dead in Arkansas as a tornado outbreak carves paths through cities

Harrison city officials said a young woman died when a potential tornado hit the Bellefonte area and crossed Highway 65 before destroying homes in the Olvey area. Other injuries were reported in damaged homes.

The sheriff’s office in Marion County, Arkansas, said two people died as a result of the storms.

Arkansas officials confirmed three more deaths from the storm on Monday, but did not provide any details about the casualties.

Kentucky reports at least 5 deaths

In Kentucky, Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg confirmed that Saturday night’s storms resulted in one death and one injury and structural damage to several buildings.

Another person died in Mercer County, Kentucky, during a separate series of severe weather Sunday night when a tree fell on a house, according to Mercer County Emergency Management Director Brad Cox. The second resident of the home was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

During Monday’s update, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear confirmed three more storm-related deaths, one each in Harden, Hopkins and Caldwell counties.

Beshear declared emergency zones in five Kentucky counties.

At least 1 killed in Alabama

Early Monday in Alabama, the Mountain Brook Fire Department, Mountain Brook Police and Homewood Fire Department responded to a call of a large tree that had fallen onto a residence during severe weather. The services reported that the structure suffered serious damage, as a result of which at least one person inside died.

1 death reported in Missouri

Storms in Missouri have left at least one person dead.

Authorities in Sikeston said a man was crushed to death Sunday morning when a storm blew a tree onto the tent where he was sleeping.