Governor to Survey Tornado Damage

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Undated (AP) Damage assessments are being conducted in northeast Oklahoma and southwest Missouri, where tornadoes left more than 20 dead.

Officials in Picher, Oklahoma say the town of about 800 might not be rebuilt. Six people were killed and more than 150 injured there by a tornado Saturday night.

Missouri Governor Matt Blunt is expected to survey damage in three southwest Missouri counties where a powerful tornado Saturday night killed 15 people.

Emergency officials say the tornado was approximately 300 yards wide with wind speeds up to 170 miles per hour. They say it was on the ground for about 15 minutes, tearing a 12-mile-long path eastward.

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