At least eleven people have died after massive tornadoes tore through Texas, while heavy rain and snow caused fatalities in a number of other states. In Missouri and Illinois heavy rains caused flooding leaving at least twelve people dead. At least eight people died in Garland, near Dallas, 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. Residents have been advised to stay off the roads and to take cover