As if the Plain states haven’t already had their fill of natural disasters, mother nature seems determined to cause more suffering today as meteorologists predict more stormy weather for Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas on Tuesday.
Fortunately, Moore, Okla., the town so devastated by twisters on Monday, is not predicted to be in the path of any tornadoes today.
According to CNN, up to 9 million people could be affected today, with “big tornadoes” predicted to hit the Dallas-Fort Worth area and parts of Shreveport.
Yesterday’s twister in Moore has killed an estimated 24 people, including 9 children as of Tuesday morning official counts. Those numbers are expected to change and increase as recovery efforts continue.
Two hundred and forty people were injured in what history may deem one of the largest tornadoes in U.S. history, with 60 of the injured being children.
An elementary school in Moore, Plaza Tower Elementary School, was almost leveled. Seven bodies were recovered from the elementary school on Monday, mostly children who had drowned after being pinned under debris in a pool of rain water.
While many of the students and teachers who were still inside the school when the storm struck have been accounted for, the remaining children and students have yet to be recovered.