Storms ravaged southern Texas on Saturday with two children among the list of victims.
The children, aged 3 and 8, were in the back seat of a car when a tree fell on their vehicle in Pollok.
At least a dozen were also injured as heavy winds and rain left a trail of destruction.
Franklin saw the worst of the damage, with trees uprooted and rooves torn off buildings.
Passersby filmed the storm cloud from the side of the road, about 15 miles south east of the town.