Shocking footage this week showed the horrific amount of damage inflicted on the state of Missouri after 80 tornadoes ripped through the Plains states.
Video captured by someone walking around a car dealership in Jefferson City after the storms showed full-sized pickup trucks and Dodge Durangos tossed around like a child shaking up a box of Matchbox cars.
What has been described as a “violent tornado” wreaked havoc on the capital city late Wednesday night and into the early morning hours of Thursday, according to AccuWeather. At least three people were killed further south in Golden City, and rescue crews rushed to dig injured people out of the rubble of collapsed buildings all around the area.
Two of the people killed were a married couple in their 80s, found just 200 years outside their home.
"Across the state, Missouri’s first responders once again responded quickly and with strong coordination as much of the state dealt with extremely dangerous conditions that left people injured, trapped in homes, and tragically led to the death of three people," Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said, describing the damage he surveyed from the sky as “devastating.”
“Our hearts go out to the people of Missouri as they woke up to assess the damage from storms,” President Trump tweeted Thursday afternoon while sharing a video of Parson speaking. “You are strong and resilient, and we are here to assist.”
At least seven people in total died as a result of severe weather, which stretched from Iowa to Texas the past couple days, ABC News reported. Missouri appeared to be hit the hardest.
There was a big scare in Webbers Falls, Oklahoma after town officials feared the dam would break.
"Evacuate Webbers Falls immediately. The barges are loose and has the potential to hit the lock and dam 16. if the dam breaks it will be catastrophic!! Leave now!!" the town wrote on its official Facebook page.
Please pray for those affected by the severe weather!
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