Tornadoes hit Missouri, Oklahoma, as severe storms move east

(AP) - Tornadoes have destroyed homes in Arkansas and Missouri and also caused damage in Oklahoma amid severe storms.

A large section of the southern U.S. is in the bullseye of a severe weather threat. (Source: National Storm Prediction Center)

The storms also unleashed downpours that caused widespread flash flooding.

Dallas police say one person died Friday night when a car flipped into a creek west of downtown Dallas.

Earlier in the afternoon, a tornado destroyed two homes near Fair Play, Missouri.

Tornado watches Friday night covered parts of eastern Texas, northwestern Louisiana, southern Missouri and much of Arkansas.

Forecasters say wicked weather also will pose a threat to Alabama and Georgia as the system moves eastward on Saturday.

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