At least seven people have died – five in Missouri, one in Oklahoma, and one in Iowa – after this week's storms hit the Plains.
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In Texas, Oklahoma, at least 80 tornadoes have been reported, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska within two days. On Wednesday alone, there were 22 reported tornadoes in Oklahoma and Missouri.
[Wednesday] [http://www.likenews.us/).jpg] The damage on Wednesday night was mainly concentrated in the counties of Jasper and Howard in Missouri.
There were three deaths in the Golden City area, about 45 minutes northeast of Joplin, and several injuries in Carl Junction, a suburb of Joplin, according to the Missouri Department of Public Security.
Local authorities confirmed four deaths on Tuesday, including a woman driving around a barricade and drowning in the floodwaters of Perkins, Oklahoma. a 74-year-old woman who died as a result of a tornado in Adair, Iowa; and two deaths were attributed to a car accident in heavy rain near Springfield, Missouri.
Webbers Falls, Oklahoma, Concerns On Wednesday evening, two barges broke loose in the fast-flowing waters of the Arkansas River, and officials feared they might have a dam downstream remove.
"Evacuate Webbers Falls Immediately," the city said on its Facebook page. "The barges are loose and can hit the lock and dam 16. If the dam breaks, that's disastrous !! Leave now !!"
Flood warnings were in place on Wednesday in the plains. In some of the already flooded areas, it will rain another 10 cm in the next 48 hours.
Joplin was the scene of a catastrophic tornado on May 22, 2011, exactly eight years ago. This natural disaster killed more than 150 people.
On Thursday, part of the storm system moves to the northeast, bringing a chance for bad weather from West Virginia to New England.
The northeast is on Thursday afternoon and evening most threatened by gusts of wind, heavy rain, hail and tornadoes.
The plains will also be exposed to high hail risk during this time, damaging winds and tornadoes.
Will Gretsky, Marilyn Heck, Reed Mcdonough and Melissa Griffin of ABC News have contributed to this report.