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At least 10 are dead after tornadoes and floods hit parts of the South and Midwest


UPDATE at 7:41 p.m. EST: 

At least 10 people were killed as a result of severe weather that swept through parts of the South and Midwest over the weekend. 

Four were killed when tornadoes hit several small towns in East Texas. In Arkansas, three people were killed by flooding and high winds. Officials say at least two others are still missing. 

A Missouri woman drowned when rushing water swept away a car and another death was reported in Mississippi.

Original story

Fatalities have been reported and dozens of people were taken to hospitals after a tornado hit a small city in East Texas, authorities said.

Canton Fire Department Capt. Brian Horton said during a news conference late Saturday that "a number of fatalities" were reported, but that it wasn't yet clear how many, after powerful storms swept through the community earlier in the evening. At least 54 people were hospitalized following the storm, including one person in critical condition.

The storms left behind a trail of overturned vehicles, mangled trees and damaged homes in and around Canton, which is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) east of Dallas.

Social media video showed the tornado crossing a highway last night.

Photos of the aftermath this morning show uprooted trees, overturned cars and more.

--The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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