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‘Extremely Dangerous’ Mile-Wide Tornado Spotted in North Texas

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A slow-moving and “extremely dangerous” tornado was confirmed Sunday night in north-central Texas, much of which was under tornado watches and flash flood warnings as a storm system swept through with large hail and damaging wind gusts, the National Weather Service said.

After moving through the town of Rio Vista, the tornado moved east into rural parts of Johnson County, Emergency Management Director Jamie Moore told NBC News. The tornado was about a mile wide when it was first spotted, he said.

The twister was spotted about 10:44 p.m. near Covington and near Cleburne State Park, about 25 miles south of Fort Worth …

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