12 tornadoes threatening millions of homes in US Midwest

12 tornadoes threatening millions of homes in US Midwest

The warning was issued earlier for a damaging tornado and ping pong-size hail, according to the weather service.

"More tornados are on the way today, most likely late this afternoon into the evening", said NWS forecaster Rich Otto, adding that the warnings stretched from Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas eastwards to Arkansas and southwest Missouri.

In central and northeastern Oklahoma, 10 to 18 inches of rain have fallen in the past 30 days, the most on record in some areas.

At least 21 tornadoes were reported in parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas from early Monday to Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service said - and more are possible Tuesday, especially in parts of Missouri and Arkansas.

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center predicts an outbreak of tornadoes, "some potentially long-track and violent".

The tornado came amid storms that have brought flooding and strong winds to parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas. Video shows a funnel as it approached the town. They include Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Joplin, Mo., and the Kansas City area on Wednesday (see map below) and the Texas Panhandle to northeastern Kansas on Thursday.

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In Tulsa, a confirmed tornado struck near Tulsa International Airport at 6.36am on Tuesday. A spokeswoman for the city said no deaths or serious injuries were reported. In El Reno and Stillwater, home to Oklahoma State University about 55 miles (88 kilometres) northeast of Oklahoma City, emergency responders rescued people from their homes.

Governor Mike Parson declared a state of emergency in Missouri Tuesday in response to continuing severe weather and forecasts for tornadoes, strong straight-line winds, hail, heavy rainfall, and worsening flooding.

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt's office announced the State Emergency Operations Center had been activated and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management is in communication with city, county, tribal, and private sector emergency managers and other partners across the state. Interstate 40 was closed in both directions just west of Oklahoma City because of flooding at Six-Mile Creek.

"Traffic congestion from hundreds or thousands of other residents trying to get to public shelters could have tragic consequences", the city's website reads.

"By trying to check out the weather you are only putting yourself and the crews in further danger".

On Monday night, a severe storm flipped campers in Wheatland, in Hickory County, sending four people to the hospital.

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