Transcript for Tornadoes Strike 7 States; More to Come
The nation's heartland where they are bracing for more tornadoes tonight after that wall of twenty twisters. Barreled through seven states in 36 hours and that same area of the country is in the bull's -- again tonight. New storms will descend after midnight we have two reports and -- Begin. With all the destruction around ABC's Steve doesn't Sami and -- Tennessee. Today -- -- a heartbroken she was stacks who lost her mother last night in the storm my parents have -- -- -- ten -- twelve years old. And other post away your over there. Her mother 69 year old Caroline Jones was one of three in Tennessee who died after tornadoes tore through. -- was crushed by her crumbling road. Six. She -- father survived and is hospitalized. She says they've told him we can't stand the speed. -- -- -- -- These tornadoes have shown little mercy to the heartland four states tonight are under a state of emergency thirteen people are dead and more twisters are on the way. -- -- contributed to -- whole bulls so far for January and February -- 115 tornadoes has approximately 50% more than what we normally would see for this time of year. And they are powerful tornado that ripped through Branson Missouri. Was on the ground for 22 miles the twister that flattened nearly 300 homes in Harrisburg Illinois. Authorities now believe it was an EF four tornado nearly 200 yards wide with winds near -- 170 miles an hour. Amanda Patrick made it through her two friends next door did not. And when I knelt on my knees. And his sex -- seen me through. In Tennessee where the most recent twister struck we let Kathy Olson who today was getting by with a little help from her friends. Who came to salvage what they could. What is most important lesson. That you have learned through all of this. Will be reading -- To -- him. I want to take a close look at what's left of this home after a tornado came tearing through. It's a curious thing sometimes to see what a tornado chooses to destroy. And what it leaves behind for the family -- -- The family that lives here tells me that this cookie jar has been sitting here for many years and it was untouched during the storm even though. All the walls came crumbling down. They are bracing for more of this tonight --
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