56 tornadoes and 230 storms occurred in the past two days in Oklahoma, where also almost 9 inches of rain were reported.
Even a pair of tornadoes actioning together was spotted outside Oklahoma City.There have been three deaths reported due to the storm. Two other people died in a car accident during heavy rain in Springfield, Missouri. On Wednesday morning there were floods in Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. Rescuers pulled people from fast-moving floodwaters in middle Oklahoma and carried them to safety after strong storms swamped the area. In Payne County, home to 82,000 people, emergency responders have conducted more than 30 water rescues. The National Weather Service in Tulsa urged people in the area to move to higher ground, with more rain expected. Roads in Ponca City, in northern Oklahoma, have turned into rivers.
The storm system could bring more severe weather, including tornadoes, from Oklahoma to Missouri. In Missouri, where Gov. Mike Parson declared a state of emergency, winds from a severe storm blew over campers in Wheatland and four people were taken to hospitals. On Thursday a chance for severe weather will be for New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.