Shocking images of the drone have revealed the devastation caused by a monster tornado that tore through Jefferson City in Missouri and left a massive trail of devastation.
Buildings are torn open and property scattered across the road follows the series of tornadoes – a total of more than 90 this week – that have hit the Himalayas, along with flash-flooded devastating homes and livelihoods.
As catastrophic weather conditions continue to hit the Midwest, flood warnings remain in place for much of Oklahoma, with more than nine inches of rainfall since Sunday after an already extremely wet spring.
In southwest Missouri, three people died Wednesday night in Golden City and several others were injured, according to the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency. They still have to be identified.
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Buildings are torn open and things scattered across the road follow the series of tornadoes – a total of more than 90 this week – that have struck the Heartland, along with flash-destroying devastating homes and livelihood
It comes after a man and a woman died tragically on Tuesday in a traffic accident. An SUV slid through the center of the US 160 and hit a tractor-trailer, killing Brandon Beasley, 23 and Christin, 24 from Willard, Missouri
Near Crescent, about 34 miles north of Oklahoma City, erosion left several homes hanging over the swollen Cimarron River. One vacant house rolled into the river and authorities said others could collapse.
In Arkansas, the forecasters issued warnings of flooding along the Arkansas River due to the expected water flow from Oklahoma.
The NWS said it had received 22 notifications from tornadoes late Wednesday evening, although some of them could be double reports from the same twister. One of the other tornadoes (in the photo) was just a few miles north of Joplin, Missouri
Multiple injuries were also reported, but no fatalities. Some residents are also trapped in ruins in an apartment complex (photo) that has been damaged in more than half of the building
Numerous power lines have been knocked down in Jefferson City and there is debris (left and right) in the streets that contains large pieces of wood and concrete
Police Lt. David Williams said that officers have received multiple calls from people trapped in their homes and 20 people have been rescued by rescuers in Jefferson City.
Late Wednesday night the weather service warned residents in a tweet to now & # 39; shelter & # 39; to take!
An emergency warning described the tornado as & # 39; large and destructive & # 39; and moves at 40 mph. The Saint Louis NWS said on Facebook that the tornado has done a great deal of damage.
Some residents are also trapped in the rubble in the Hawthorne Apartment complex that has damaged more than half of the building.
Firefighters have started rescue operations in the area, including the apartment complex. Missouri Task Force 1 was also activated.
This image posted on Stechshultsy's Twitter account shows Jefferson City, a tornado hit. MO., Thursday
A wall collapsed in Jefferson City, Missouri on Thursday. The US National Weather Service says that a & # 39; violent tornado & # 39; was founded in Jefferson City, Missouri, with the potential for fatalities and serious damage
Plastic seats are in the way and metal from a damaged gas station roof is rotated around a lowered power line in Jefferson City Missouri Thursday
& # 39; All Jefferson City firefighters have been recalled and are starting rescue operations. Please pray for our citizens, & tweet the Jefferson City Fire Department.
Firefighters are unable to reach the complex due to the collapse of a YMCA building blocking the road.
There are also multiple reports on social media from a Best Western hotel that was hit by the tornado with injuries in it.
The Missouri Safety Twitter account of the government tweeted that local first responders & # 39; door to door & # 39; to go.
Late Wednesday night the weather service warned residents in a tweet to now & # 39; shelter & # 39; to take! An emergency warning described the tornado as & # 39; large and destructive & # 39; and moves at 40 mph
& # 39; Consider living all high-voltage lines. Stay out of damage areas, & # 39; officials warned, adding that there is serious damage along Ellis Boulevard off Highway 54.
& # 39; We are doing well, but we are praying for those caught for damage, some are still trapped, & # 39; said Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Twitter, early Thursday.
A meteorologist from the national meteorological service said: & # 39; From this morning, the major parts of the storms have been pushed to the east, thank goodness, & # 39; as a result of which the region leaves the area to deal with an expected fifteen centimeters of rain until Friday.
However, Missouri Public Safety tweeted that there was a possibility for more tornadoes and flash inconvenience.
First delegates warned that & # 39; flood risk & # 39; s will increase as the rain persists & # 39 ;. There are also countless reports of gas odors.
Authorities confirmed that several buildings had collapsed and photos of one structure seemed to be a Sonic restaurant.
There were also local reports of a bowling alley with serious damage and a destroyed bank.
Photos & # 39; s showed fallen cars & # 39; s at the Riley Chevrolet Buick GMC dealer on Christy Drive.
Austin Thomson, 25, was in the laundry room of his two-story apartment building complex to do his laundry and noticed that the wind was starting to pick up.
He saw showers coming down and bending a flagpole and then hitting the ground. The windows broke and he dived behind the washing machines and dryers.
After it calmed down, he went outside to check the damage and took a stuffed animal for his daughter from his damaged apartment.
& # 39; There is in fact one building that is in fact one story & # 39 ;, he said.
The state governor, Mike Parson, tweeted late Wednesday night: “It is going well, but we are praying for those caught for damage, some are still trapped – local emergency officers are present and assisting.
These photos posted by the Missouri State Highway patrol have been damaged by a tornado in Jefferson City, including a collapsed tree and a fallen vehicle
Damage is seen in a street after the tornado in Jefferson City that was described as a & # 39; direct hit & # 39; on the state capital
There was significant damage outside this Jefferson City home after the city hit a & # 39; direct hit & # 39; got a tornado
Parson said that first responders & # 39; during the severe storms that persist until the morning & # 39; will continue to follow and help. Stay safe and alert! & # 39;
Numerous power lines have been knocked down in Jefferson City and there is debris in the streets that contains large pieces of wood and concrete.
Earlier on Wednesday evening, Jefferson City gave Mayor Carrie Tergin a mandatory evacuation for an area with a handful of houses.
Jefferson City Police Lt Dave Williams estimated that only about five to ten homes are in the area where a mandatory evacuation takes place.
As a precaution, the Missouri National Guard has also moved four helicopters from the city's airport, which is also on the north side of the river. And a Memorial Day weekend airshow was canceled.
Authorities confirmed that several buildings had collapsed and photos of one structure seemed to be a Sonic restaurant
This destroyed structure is considered the Sonic restaurant along Ellis Boulevard
The NWS issued tornado warnings for various cities in Missouri up to 1am CDT.
For the third consecutive day, dangerous storms triggered countless tornado warnings and reports from moving twisters, mostly in Missouri and Oklahoma.
The NWS said it had received 22 notifications from tornadoes late Wednesday evening, although some of them could be double reports from the same twister.
A tornado drove just a few miles north of Joplin, Missouri, on the eighth anniversary of a catastrophic tornado that killed 161 people in the city.
The Joplin tornado on May 22, 2011 was one of the strongest and most destructive in American history.
The tornado caused some damage in the city of Carl Junction, about 4 miles north of Joplin airport.
Photos & # 39; s showing overtaken cars & # 39; s at the Riley Chevrolet Buick GMC dealer (photo) on Christy Drive
The tornado damaged dozens of cars in the Chevrolet parking lot on Wednesday night
Law enforcement confirmed three fatalities in the Golden City area of Barton County and several injuries in the Carl Junction area of Jasper County from the tornado that struck Joplin.
Jasper County Emergency Management Director Keith Stammer said officials will only know the extent of the damage in the morning.
The Arkansas River approached historic highs, while the already high Missouri and Mississippi rivers resurrected after a multi-day storm of storms producing dozens of tornadoes.
Officials said the Mississippi River reached or approached a major flood trap from Iowa to southern Missouri and Illinois.
In St. Louis, the Mississippi was expected to rise nearly 12 meters above the flood stage on Monday.
If that is the case, the coast guard will probably close the river for navigation to the river for the second time this month.
Several cars were seen on top of each other at the dealer
Overturned vehicles nestle the dealer along Christy Drive
Along the Missouri River, about 50 dikes in Missouri could be taken by surprise on Saturday as high water levels move downstream, according to the Army Corps of Engineers.
The expectation was that on Thursday at 36.1 feet near the city of Glasgow, Missouri, the river would flood the ramparts and flood some houses, highways and parks.
Forecasters predicted that parts of Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas could see more severe weather from Wednesday morning to Thursday.
& # 39; The biggest concern is more rain & # 39 ;, said Oklahoma Gov Kevin Stitt during a press conference after an air trip with Tulsa Mayor G.W. Bynum and other officials Wednesday morning.
The flood flooded roads, closing highways in 22 counties of Oklahoma and 17 counties of Kansas, along with more than 330 roads of Missouri.
Amtrak suspended train service on Wednesday and Thursday along a route between St. Louis and Kansas City due to congestion and flood-related delays.
For the third consecutive day, dangerous storms triggered countless tornado warnings and reports from touching twisters, mostly in Missouri and Oklahoma
Death from this week's storms includes a 74-year-old woman who was found in Iowa early Wednesday morning.
Officials say they were killed by a possible tornado that damaged a farm in Adair County.
The Missouri authorities said heavy rain was a contributing factor in the deaths of two people in a traffic accident near Springfield on Tuesday.
A fourth weather-related death may have occurred in Oklahoma, where Highway Patrol said a woman apparently drowned after a barricade around Tuesday near Perkins, about 45 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.
The body of the unidentified woman was sent to the office of the medical examiner to confirm the cause of death.
Keli Cain spokeswoman for the Emergency Department in Oklahoma said she is not yet listed as the state's first storm-related death.
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