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Woodward : OK : USA | Apr 15, 2012 at 3:23 PM PDT
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Big Hail Falling as Tornado Siren is Going Off

NOAA information severe storm warnings with tornado timepiece in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.

Tornadoes ripped from side to side Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa last night killing five citizens and injuring 29. One report supposed that the early warning sirens failed to noise in one Oklahoma catching citizens off guard.

Two brood died - and one was missing - at a mobile home park on the west side of Woodward, a municipality of 12,000 citizens, while two adults were killed in a small group of people just outside the city limits, Hill said. Details of the fifth death were not right away known, according to Keli Cain, spokeswoman for Oklahoma urgent situation organization, according to Reuters.

"This thing took us by surprise," Hill said, adding up storm sirens had not sounded. "It's kind of overwhelming."

“Tornado Alley” cover the U.S. Central and Southern Plains states and more twisters are expected today. Casualties will be minimum as a lot of of the tornadoes hit unpopulated areas and occur during day or early sunset, so people can take evasive actions to protect themselves.

There were 97 tornadoes in Kansas overnight and miraculously no one has been reported killed or seriously injured. In Kansas, Governor Sam Brownback declared a state of disaster emergency as officials assess damage from the overnight tornadoes and storms.

2011 was one of the worst tornado years with 550 people dead, including 316 killed last April with 161 people in Joplin, Missouri in May 2011.

To date this day there are already 62 deaths in the Midwest and South. This raises concerns that this year could be even deadlier than last year.

“As of early Sunday morning, the National Weather Service website said it had received preliminary reports of 121 tornadoes across four states over the previous 24 hours. Some could be duplicate reports of the same tornado and it usually takes experts at least a day or so to corroborate if they were tornadoes.”

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