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One killed, 25 injured as tornado hits Midwest US

19 May 2017

"Severe storms are expected to develop this afternoon from the Mid Missouri Valley into Wisconsin", says the Storm Prediction Center in a weather outlook.

At least one baby was injured, he said.

The Storm Prediction Center reported that the high winds generated by a tornado can blast an unmoored mobile home right off of its foundation. More than two dozen people were injured as the tornado felled trees and tossed cars and trailers about.

In eastern Nebraska, winds damaged homes, farms and businesses and left thousands of people without electricity. He thinks the park had about 50 homes. "We estimate that more than 100 homes have been severely damaged or destroyed". According to the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs, about 40 trailer homes were destroyed by the tornado.

"The greatest risk of severe thunderstorms, up to a moderate risk, will exist along and northwest of I-44, with hail up to the size of baseballs, damaging winds to 75 miles per hour, and a limited potential for strong tornadoes", forecasters in Tulsa said.

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National Weather Service meteorologists say preliminary indications show eight tornadoes touched down in western Oklahoma on Tuesday.

Authorities have released the name of a man who was killed when a tornado tore through a mobile home park in northwestern Wisconsin.

A spokesman for the National Weather Service said Northwest Oklahoma could see more severe storms Thursday.

Much of the damage is at the Prairie Lake Estate Mobile Home Park in Cameron.

At least two people were killed and more than two dozen others were injured as stormy weather stretched from Texas to Wisconsin Tuesday. That's just north of Eau Claire. "We've carried elderly, we've been contacted b several people that want to help", said Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald from the Barron County Sheriff's Department.

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A slight risk for severe storms surrounds Iowa, and includes Milwaukee; Kansas City, Missouri; and Omaha, Nebraska. According to the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs, about 40 trailer homes were destroyed by the tornado.

Forecasters say the storms could bring "strong long-track tornadoes" in central and southern Kansas into western Oklahoma, along with baseball-sized hail.

"[Lots of houses] are missing roofs, [there's] severe damage to nearly all of them", Holland said. The storm struck a subdivision Tuesday just south of Elk City, Okla., about 110 miles west of Oklahoma City. There are no reports of injuries.

Their home? Flattened. The SUV next to it?

Amazingly, Nolan escaped with just a couple of scratches, he said.

Zimmerman says one person suffered minor injuries and that the tiny community of Pawnee Rock is "very fortunate" that the twister struck a largely rural area. The first one died when the tornado hit a moveable home park in Wisconsin and the other died when a twister smashed a housing division in Oklahoma.

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In Iowa, the storms damaged homes and other buildings and knocked down trees, limbs and power poles, leaving thousands of people without power.

One killed, 25 injured as tornado hits Midwest US