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Live Blog: Tornado Levels Homes in Oklahoma City Suburbs

Severe storms are erupting from Texas to Minnesota spawning large hail, strong winds and dangerous tornadoes
Monday, May 20, 2013
Oklahoma Tornado

Severe storms are erupting from Texas to Minnesota on Monday spawning large hail, strong winds and dangerous tornadoes.

The storms are a continuation of the weekend's severe weather, as the system that unleashed over the Plains shifts eastward.

Cities at risk Monday include Oklahoma City, Tulsa, St. Louis, Kansas City and Chicago.

The greatest risk for tornadoes is expected from north of Dallas, Texas, and Oklahoma to central Missouri.

For the full story, read 'Oklahoma to Minnesota: Severe Storm Outbreak Continues Monday.'

Continue to check back throughout the evening for the latest updates.

UPDATES: (All reports listed in CDT)

7:50 p.m. CDT Monday: There are at least 51 fatalities, 120 injuries and as many as 30 school children missing from the tornado in Moore, Okla.

7:44 p.m. CDT Monday: In a press conference, the mayor of Moore, Okla., said search and rescue operations will continue in the areas devastated by Mondays tornado despite nightfall.

7:40 p.m. CDT Monday: Hail the size of golf balls was reported in Maxwell, Ill.

7:29 p.m. CDT Monday: A tornado was reported in Hannibal, Mo.

7:14 p.m. CDT Monday: A funnel cloud was reported 3 miles west of Center, Mo.

7:07 p.m. CDT Monday: Storms capable of producing tornadoes are moving towards Benton, Madison and Washington counties in Ariz.

6:54 p.m. CDT Monday: Storms capable of producing tornadoes are moving towards Joplin, Mo., but the worst of the storms should stay south of the city.

6:15 p.m. CDT Monday: A thunderstorm wind gust tore the doors of a Walmart in Bowie, Texas.

5:45 p.m. CDT Monday: A tornado is reported to be on the ground in Blanket, Texas in Bron County.

5:31 p.m. CDT Monday: Tornado touchdown reported near Ringgold, Texas at Clay and Montague County line.

5:11 p.m. CDT Monday: Storms capable of producing tornadoes are over northern Clay County, Texas.

5:03 p.m. CDT Monday: No significant damage from the tornado that moved through Nowata County, Okla., police said.

4:54 p.m. CDT Monday: Norman, Okla., National Weather Service designates tornado that moved through Newcastle, Okla., a preliminary damage rating of at least EF4. An estimated path length of 20 miles spread through Newcastle, Moore, and south Oklahoma City.

4:48 p.m. CDT Monday: Unconfirmed report of a tornado in Brown County, Texas.

4:38 p.m. CDT Monday: Police confirm: Large tornado on the ground in Nowata County. Tornado expected to cross highway 169 just south of Nowatta.

4:32 p.m. CDT Monday: 4:28 p.m. CDT Monday: Police confirm tornado on the ground in Washington County, Okla., east of Ramona.

4:24 p.m. CDT Monday: Police confirmed a tornado touch down between Barnsdall and Ramona, Okla. Storm now northeast of Ramona.

4:13 p.m. CDT Monday: Law enforcement reports a funnel cloud approximately 5 miles northeast of Lake Brownwood in Brown County, Texas.

4:11 p.m. CDT Monday: Police report that Briarwood Elementary School in Oklahoma City is unstable and could collapse. Emergency officials helping to get people out of the building.

3:59 p.m. CDT Monday: The storm that produced a tornado in Moore, Okla., may produce another tornado south of Choctaw, Okla., and southwest of McLoud.

3:57 p.m. CDT Monday: A storm north of Tulsa, Okla. is capable of producing a tornado. It has a pronounced hook echo on radar which indicates possible tornado.

3:51 p.m. CDT Monday: Hail as large as 4.25 inches reported in Osage County, Okla.

3:48 p.m. CDT Monday: While the tornado is no longer on the ground in Moore, Okla., storms in the area are still capable of producing tornadoes.

3:47 p.m. CDT Monday: Cars piled up on top of I-35 behind the freeway in Moore, Okla.

3:37 p.m. CDT Monday: Oklahoma City police report people trapped under debris at Weston Elementary School.

3:26 p.m. CDT Monday: Police cannot get to Briarwood Elementary School due to all the debris on 149th Street in Santa Fe, Okla. Large gas leak at Elementary school on 149th street reported.

3:22 p.m. CDT Monday: Oklahoma City Police: "Powerline down near Santa Fe, near the school. Headed there to check on people."

3:22 p.m. CDT Monday:
3:16 p.m. CDT Monday: Tornado reported northeast of Duncan, Okla., near Highway 29 just west of Bray, Okla. according to Oklahoma County Sheriff and Fire.

2:53 p.m. CDT Monday: Police blocking off Indian Road, west of I-44 in Newcastle, due to tornado activity.

2:53 p.m. CDT Monday: Law enforcement reporting a tornado on the ground in Moore between Norman and Oklahoma City.

2:52 p.m. CDT Monday: A funnel cloud has been spotted between Norman and Oklahoma City.

2:51 p.m. CDT Monday: A storm north of Newcastle, OK, south of Oklahoma City, is capable of producing a tornado. Click here for radar.

2:49 p.m. CDT Monday: Golf ball-sized hail reported just north of Wichita Falls, Texas

2:15 p.m. CDT Monday: Thunderstorms erupting to the southeast of Oklahoma City, Okla., are heading to the downtown are in the next half-hour.

2:05 p.m. CDT Monday: Two severe thunderstorms south of Oklahoma City, Okla., are producing hail up to 1 inch in diameter.

1:05 p.m. CDT Monday: AccuWeather meteorologists are closely watching southeastern Oklahoma as storms begin to fire and keeping a close eye on potential in Missouri. Click here to view the regional radar.

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Ben

Wow. Possibly some of the dumbest comments I've ever read. "U'hyuk, it's that thar Obama thayts gone and dun this cuz it's a republican nayberhud" , "with his storm masheeen" . Absolutely hilarious. If there are any openings for executives at FOX you guys should apply. You'd be shoe-ins.

May 21 2013 at 3:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
com2pc

NOW we know what it is That the miltary is Spraying in our Skys on a daily basis with those Tanker jets!!!!!!! Those 500 mile long 3 mile wide Chemtrails may just be Something The military is using to alter weather.... Maybe THAT is why we are seeing Hurricanes like Katrina, and Global warming, and category 6 Tornados!!!!! Look up In the sky on any Cloudless day.. You will see 10 or More Jet tankers ciss crossing the Sky, Spraying This stuff!!! WHAT Is it they are Spraying, and W H Y??????

May 20 2013 at 6:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ministercbc

Sounds like another Darrel Izza investigation about how early the White House knew about this, where did they fail in preventing it, and were the executive branch people on the Sunday talk shows truthful. And incidentally, FEMA budget should be reduced to make sure government doesn't intrude into the freedoms this disaster has created for victims. And incidentally, since this is republican district, the White House obviously targeted OK City for the tornado.

May 20 2013 at 5:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jthejuls01

woah!

May 20 2013 at 5:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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