Cleanup continues after East Texas tornado, 2 killed



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VAN, Texas (AP) — Cleanup continues in an East Texas town after a tornado left two people dead, several critically hurt and dozens of buildings damaged.

The Van Independent School District canceled classes again Tuesday amid damage to campuses. School was also called off Monday.

A man and a woman were killed Sunday night when the tornado hit Van, a town of 2,600 about 70 miles southeast of Dallas.

Officials say nine people remained hospitalized Tuesday in Tyler, with four in critical condition and five in good condition.

Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a storms disaster declaration for Van Zandt, Bosque (BAHS'-kee), Clay, Denton, Eastland, Gaines and Montague (mahn-TAYG') counties.

Corsicana received 11 inches of rain. Emergency personnel Monday recovered the body of a driver, Courtney Lewis of Corsicana, who was swept away by floodwaters.

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