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Monster Tornadoes Slice 80-Mile Path of Destruction Through Rush Hour Traffic in Oklahoma; 14 More Killed in Three States

“Violent thunderstorms that roared across the Midwest killed 13 people in three states, while toppling trees, crushing cars and destroying a whole town in Arkansas.

Rescue crews began the desperate search for the missing on Wednesday, which included a three-year-old boy, after a tornado destroyed his home in Piedmont, northwest of Oklahoma City, injuring his mother and siblings.” Read more.

Violent storms kill 13 in Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas – “KANSAS CITY, Mo (AP) — A violent storm system rumbled through the central U.S. on Wednesday, spawning tornadoes that turned homes into splintered wreckage, killing at least 14 people over two days and hampering rescue efforts in a city slammed by a massive twister days earlier… Several tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma City and its suburbs, killing at least eight people and injuring at least 70 others, authorities said. Among those killed was a 15-month-old boy, and searchers were looking for his missing 3-year-old brother. The storms killed two people in Kansas, four in Arkansas and possibly one in Texas.” Read more.

Biggest storm system in years hits Dallas-Fort Worth – “Reports of large hail, damaging winds and minor to moderate structural damage were trickling into the National Weather Service Fort Worth office early this morning after three rounds of storms swept through North Texas on Tuesday night. At least one tornado was spotted in Denton, and 70 mph wind gusts were recorded in the Loop 820 and U.S. 377 area, while Arlington spotters reported wind gusts of up to 75 mph.” Read more.

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