Major storms, tornadoes cause damage throughout plains states
- 97 tornadoes reported from a line of major storms on Saturday
- five people killed in Saturday’s tornadoes and storms, all deaths reported from the Oklahoma town of Woodward
- 29 injured in Oklahoma, where a hospital was damaged by the storm, along with homes and businesses source
» Storms predicted, reported early: On Thursday, the Norman, Okla.-based Storm Prediction Center announced a potentially life-threatening storm that would hit the midwest and plains states this weekend. It was just the second time that the center made an announcement more than a day in advance of a storm. The center warns that the threat is still there, but it’s just moved eastward. But it left much destruction in its path: In Iowa, a town was largely destroyed; in Kansas, an Air Force base suffered damage. Nebraska reported baseball-sized hail. But in Oklahoma, the storms proved deadly. Very scary.
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