More Tornadoes Hit the Heartland
Posted on May 10, 2008
Yet another round of ferocious weather pounded parts of Missouri, Oklahoma and nearby states Saturday, with tornadoes that reportedly killed at least 18 people just a week after deadly storms hit Arkansas.
AP via Breitbart.com:
At least 12 people were killed after severe storms spawned tornadoes and high winds across sections of southwestern Missouri, the State Emergency Management Agency said. Ten of the dead were killed when a twister struck near Seneca, near the Oklahoma border.
“There may be more—I hope not,” said SEMA spokeswoman Susie Stonner late Saturday night.
At least six people were killed earlier in the day as the tornado flattened the northeastern Oklahoma town of Picher, authorities said.
“They’re going over the hard-hit area and turning over everything and looking,” Stonner said of emergency workers’ search for victims and assessment of damage. “It’s hard to do in the dark.”