At Least 21 Dead, Including Mom and 2 Kids, from Severe Memorial Day Weekend Weather: Reports

There were 25 tornadoes seen in five states.

<p>Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP</p> Rachael Cavin helps clean up storm damage at the Baldridge family home in Pryor, Okla., on May 26.

Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP

Rachael Cavin helps clean up storm damage at the Baldridge family home in Pryor, Okla., on May 26.

At least 21 people were killed over the Memorial Day weekend due to ongoing severe storms, including tornadoes, according to multiple news outlets.

The victims were spread across Arkansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Texas, CNN reported

According to the Associated Press, seven people died in Cooke County, Texas, on Saturday, May 25, and eight more were killed in Arkansas while, according to CNN, there were four fatalities in Kentucky on Sunday, May 26.

Four children were among the weekend's victims, per CNN.

ABC News reported that there were 25 tornadoes seen in five states, with dozens more injured in addition to the dead.

“We ought to rally around them and do everything we can to carry them,” Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear told reporters on Monday.

Related: At Least 3 Dead After Severe Storms, Suspected Tornadoes Hit Several States: ‘Pure Devastation’

A mother and two kids in Texas were among those killed after a tornado ripped through their mobile home park, according to the local NBC 5 TV station.

A relative told the station that “they say they were waiting on their bathroom floor for the tornado to pass, but the wind picked up their mobile home and dragged them about 100 feet.”

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Another roughly 110 million people remained at risk of experiencing severe weather on Monday, CNN reported.

The federal Storm Prediction Center also confirmed a new tornado watch went into effect on Sunday impacting more than 4.5 million people and covering areas of Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee.

Related: 1 Dead in Oklahoma as Tornadoes Touch Down in Multiple States amid Severe Weather Outbreak

Per the BBC, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said that more than a third of all of the counties in his state were under a disaster declaration.

According to an update from The Storm Prediction Center, “Severe thunderstorms are expected through Memorial Day across parts of the lower Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast.”

The National Weather Service also warned on Monday, May 27, that in addition to “dangerous heat” in parts of Texas and the Gulf Coast, including Florida, “severe thunderstorms and areas of heavy rain [will] impact much of the eastern U.S. … with isolated tornadoes possible in the eastern Mid-Atlantic.”

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