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At least 7 dead when storm hits the plains; Storms went next to the East Coast



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.

  PHOTO: This photo has been taken The video provided by KOCO-5 shows houses in dangerous proximity to the Cimarron River on May 22, 2019 near Crescent, Oka.
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This image provided by KOCO-5 shows houses in dangerous proximity to the Cimarron River, May 22, 2019, near Crescent, Oka.

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.

  PHOTO: Storm damage from a suspected tornado in Wright County at the Town and Country Supermarket in Hartville, MO, May 21, 2019.
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Storm damage from a suspected tornado in Wright County Town and Country Supermarket in Hartville, Mo., May 21, 2019.

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.

  PHOTO: A house damaged at a tornado on May 20, 2019 in Mangum, Oklahoma, can be seen from the air. May 21st. A strong group of storms has spawned more than 30 tornadoes in the central US.
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One at a tornado on May 20, 2019 in Mangum, Okla Air, May 21st. A strong group of storms has spawned more than 30 tornadoes in central US states.
  PHOTO: Hay bales and equipment pictured on a flooded field on May 21, 2019 in Kingfisher, Okla, was a problem throughout the state.
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Hay bales and equipment were displayed on 21 May 2019 in Kingfisher, Okla, on a flooded field.

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.


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