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Even before cable news outlets began reporting the tornadoes that ripped through Texas on Tuesday, a map of the state began blinking red on a screen in the Red Cross' new social media monitoring center, alerting weather watchers that something was happening in the hard-hit area. (Associated Press)

Even before cable news outlets began reporting the tornadoes that ripped through Texas on Tuesday, a map of the state began blinking red on a screen in the Red Cross' new social media monitoring center, alerting weather watchers that something was happening in the hard-hit area. (Associated Press)

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