DALLAS – Two people were killed and several were injured as strong winds toppled trees and power lines in East Texas.
The National Weather Service says winds of 80 km / h were reported at the weekend, along with hail the size of baseballs.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says a 40-year-old woman was killed and her husband seriously injured when a tree fell on the family of the tent Saturday at a campsite in Jefferson, about 160 miles (257 km) east of Dallas.
Authorities say the three children in the tent were unharmed. A number of other campers, who also were injured by falling trees and other debris.
The police in the area Longview say a 41-year-old man was killed Sunday when a tree fell on a mobile home.
Forecasters say the heavy rains have saturated ground, making it easier for strong winds to topple trees.