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22 Dead, 12 Missing After Tornadoes Flood Midwest & Mexico! Photos + Safety Tips On How YOU Can Survive One...

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It was a horrible Memorial Weekend for the Midwest and Texas-Mexico border, as massive storms and tornadoes flooded their lives and ripped apart their homes. 

More than 1,000 homes have been damaged and destroyed, while at least 22 lives were lost and 12 are still missing!

The hunt for the missing picked up after a holiday weekend of terrible storms that dumped record rainfall on the Plains and Midwest, caused major flooding and spawned tornadoes and killed at least eight people in Oklahoma and Texas. More than 1,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed in Texas, and thousands of residents are displaced. 
Authorities were also searching for victims and assessing damage just across the Texas-Mexico border in Ciudad Acuna, where a tornado Monday killed 13 people — 10 adults and three infants. At least five people were unaccounted for.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared disasters in 37 counties, allowing for further mobilization of state resources to assist. 
After the destruction, Abbott said, "You cannot candy coat it. It's absolutely massive."

It is said that the tornadoes reached speeds up to 168-186mph. Most of the people who died were walking in the street when the tornadoes hit. 

If you are ever in a situation where a tornado may hit, help keep youself and your family safe by following these tips below:

• Prepare for tornadoes by gathering emergency supplies including food, water, medications, batteries, flashlights, important documents, road maps, and a full tank of gasoline.
• When a tornado approaches, anyone in its path should take shelter indoors—preferably in a basement or an interior first-floor room or hallway.
• Avoid windows and seek additional protection by getting underneath large, solid pieces of furniture.
• Avoid automobiles and mobile homes, which provide almost no protection from tornadoes.
• Those caught outside should lie flat in a depression or on other low ground and wait for the storm to pass.

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