A powerful storm system stretching from Texas to Minnesota brought flash flood warnings early Sunday after kicking up at least 29 damaging tornadoes overnight and pounding the region with baseball-sized hail. Thousands of customers were without power but there were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries. Forecasters said the system was continuing its march eastward as radar showed storms across Iowa, Missouri and a large area of Texas. Twenty-seven of the tornadoes were a part of the large, violent weather system covering the Plains, according to the Weather Channel.
Two others — one each in Louisiana and Wyoming — were unrelated. Severe storms were likely Sunday for the Upper Midwest and mid-Mississippi Valley, including the possibility of isolated tornadoes. Flash flood warnings were in effect in North Texas, where Johnson County officials responded to 14 high-water calls Sunday morning. Ten people and five dogs were rescued, and the remaining people were safe, said Jamie Moore, the director of Johnson County Emergency Management. FULL REPORT