Tornadoes kill at least three children as massive storm sweeps U.S

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A strong cold front is on the move toward the state.

"They were at the wrong place at the wrong time", Capt. Alton Lenderman of the Angelina County Sheriff's Office told The New York Times. No injuries were reported there, but officials said several businesses and vehicles were damaged. Multiple structures in Franklin, Texas were destroyed by a tornado on Saturday, as severe weather swept through eastern Texas toward Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Trees were down throughout the hilly city on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi.

"The storms will take on more of a squall line set up with the greatest threats being from damaging wind gusts, flash flooding and lightning strikes", AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.

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Two children, ages 3 and 8, were killed when a tree fell on their vehicle as storms hammered east Texas.

Suspected tornadoes were also reported in northern Shelby County stretching down to American Village near Montevallo. A tornado was reported in the area 140 miles (225 kilometers) southeast of Memphis, Tennessee, at the time. Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches said in a statement that the children, who were in the auto with their parents during the storm, were pronounced dead on the scene. Franklin is about 125 miles (200 kilometers) south of Dallas.

The National Weather Service of Fort Worth went on to rate the tornado an EF-3, with 140 miles per hour winds.

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Two people were hospitalized for injuries not thought to be life-threatening, while others were treated at the scene for minor injuries, Yezak said. Trees were down and at least some minor structural damage was reported in residential areas east of the campus. Some people had to be extricated from their homes. Violent weather is unlikely to be as widespread as Saturday, but some of Sunday's storms may be intense.

Public Information Officer Glenn Springfield also confirmed to PEOPLE that over the weekend, a 13-year-old boy died in West Monroe, Louisiana, after drowning in a drainage area.

Georgia's Augusta National Golf Club is included in the slight risk area Sunday as the Masters golf tournament concludes.

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