Trail of destruction as tornadoes rip through Texas (IMAGES)

File photo. (Reuters/Kathryn Piotrowsk)

File photo. (Reuters/Kathryn Piotrowsk)

One person was killed after at least two tornadoes tore through parts of northern Texas. Meteorologists warned of worsening weather conditions for a broad swath of the state just days after several Great Plains states were pummeled by tornadoes.

The twister touched down about 5 miles (8 km) south of Cisco, a
small rural town about 100 miles west of Fort Worth, where it
tore through several homes in its path, Eastland County Judge Rex
Fields, the local emergency management coordinator, told Reuters.

Another tornado was reported in Burkburnett, Texas, about 15
miles north of Wichita Falls, according to a police dispatcher,
AP reported. She said the town sounded its tornado warning siren
just before 6 p.m. Saturday.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service lifted to “moderate” the
possibility of more tornadoes across North Texas.

“As expected, the environment in North Texas is particularly
favorable (for tornadoes),”
said Bill Bunting, the chief of
operations at the Norman, Oklahoma-based Storm Prediction Center.

In eastern Colorado, three tornadoes were spotted Saturday,
according to the weather service. There were no reports of
injuries or property damage.

Twisters also touched down on Saturday in western Kansas but thus
far no injuries have been reported, said meteorologist Liz
Leitman of the weather service’s Storm Prediction Center.

On Wednesday, severe weather pounded the region from Texas to
Nebraska with dozens of reported tornadoes, including several
that touched down in Oklahoma, causing one fatality, injuring 12
and destroying buildings.

In another part of the country, Tropical Storm Ana – the first
tropical storm of the season – was situated 20 miles southeast of
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, as of 2 a.m. ET, according to
the National Weather Service.

The storm is expected to reduce in strength as it moves over
colder water close to the coast.

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