By Maris Koe ( | First Posted: Dec 29, 2015 07:00 AM EST

LUBBOCK, TEXAS - DECEMBER 27: A highway worker tries to shield himself while walking to his truck on December 27, 2015 in Lubbock, Texas. Coming on the heels of several strong tornadoes, some northern parts of Texas are experiencing blizzard conditions with wind gusts up to 50 mph and as much as 13 inches of snow forecast. (Photo by John Weast/Getty Images) (Photo : John Weast/ Stringer)

Missouri and New Mexico are currently in a state of emergency.

According to Reuters, terrible storms recently hit the U.S. hard during the Christmas holiday weekend causing floods and tornadoes that killed at least 43 people, destroyed buildings and whipped cars of millions during the busy time or rush hour of the day. The dreadful weather forced the governors of Missouri and New Mexico to declare a state of emergency for their states.

In Missouri, the emergency workers had evacuated their homes and conducted plenty of water rescues during the flood. Their governor Jay Nixon announced on Sunday that at least eight people had been killed and numerous roadways had been closed for safety purposes.

The flash floods caused by the terrible storm killed at least 13 people in Missouri and Illinois.

According to The Gazette, at least 11 people were killed in the Dallas area over the Christmas weekend by tornadoes, including one packing winds of up to 200 miles per hour.

The worst-hit area was in Garland, northeast part of Dallas, where eight people were killed, cars blown off highways and homes flattened and whipped, officials said on Sunday.

The twister hit Garland, taking away eight people's lives and blowing the vehicles off highways. 3 more devastating deaths happened in Dallas metropolitan area. Approximately 800 homes may have been damaged.

"It is total devastation. It is a very difficult time to be struck by such a horrible storm the day after Christmas." said the Garland Police spokesman Lieutenant Pedro Barineau.

Another 3 additional tornadoes were seen and reported by the weather service on sunday in Arkansas but they were no reports of any serious casualties.

About 25,000 customers in Texas were without power on Sunday morning, according to local utility companies.

Some parts of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Mississippi were alerted for tornado watches which indicates that storm is likely and warnings which indicate that storm or storms have been detected. Storms poured two days before Christmas, killing at least 18 people, including 10 in Mississippi.

The National Weather Service issued gloomy weather advisories for large parts of the central United States, including a blizzard warning for parts of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and a flash flood watch stretching from Texas to Indiana.

According to weather channels, tornadoes are often occuring in spring or summer but less likely on winter season. The terrible weather forced the cancellation of almost 1,500 flights in the nation on Sunday, according to tracking service Almost half of the canceled flights were in Dallas.

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