Storms sweep across US midsectioncomment (0)
June 2, 2011
Violent storm systems continued to wreak havoc in the nation’s midsection May 24, as tornadoes killed at least 15 people in three states.
Thunderstorms hampered rescue efforts in Joplin, Mo., where 125 people died May 22 in the deadliest tornado in 60 years (see story, this page).
From there, the system moved west, spawning several tornadoes that touched down in Oklahoma City and its suburbs as Tuesday-afternoon rush-hour drivers struggled to get home from work.
At least 10 people were reported dead, including a 15-month-old boy and his 3-year-old brother who was found May 26 in Falcon Lake near Piedmont.
The May 24 storm system also killed two people in Kansas and three in Arkansas.
This year has become the deadliest year for tornadoes since 1953, with more than 500 deaths from 1,000 tornadoes so far, reported ABC News. (ABP)