More Severe Weather Threatens Recovery From Oklahoma Tornado

A tornado moves through Moore, Oklahoma. A tornado moves through Moore, Oklahoma. Alonzo Adams/AP

Residents of Moore, Oklahoma, continue to dig out from yesterday's horrific storms, but the search for any remaining survivors is threatened by more severe weather. Thunderstorm warnings and tornado watches continue to stretch across Southern Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri, on Tuesday, as the storm that has already killed dozens of people this week continues to churn across the Southeast.

President Obama, who declared the area a federal disaster zone yesterday, is planning to address the nation around 10:00 a.m. Eastern

The most devastated areas will likely be spared the worst of Tuesday's weather, but as this morning radar images shows (via weather.com), the city of Moore has already seen heavy rains today, even as rescue and recovery crews worked through the night to search for victims. Gathering news organization were asked to move their broadcast trucks further away from damaged homes, because the noise was making it hard for rescuers to listen for people who might be trapped. Oklahoma police say that more than 100 people were pulled out of the rubble alive last night. 

Read the rest at TheAtlanticWire.com.

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