Damage assessments continue in aftermath of storms

The scope of the damage grew with the light of day Tuesday in the aftermath of violent weather that raked through Kansas and Oklahoma Monday.

Video from the town of Pittsburg, not far from Joplin, Missouri, shows an area where a building collapsed in the storms. There are reports that one tornado passed close to the town.

It caused problems in more rural areas knocking down power lines and damaging homes.
No one was reported injured.

And in Mangum, Oklahoma, we’re seeing evidence of structural damage to homes. Video shows a funnel as it approached the town.

The tornado hit the west side of Mangum, southwest of Oklahoma City.

The powerful storm system spawned dozens of tornado sightings and by Tuesday morning was causing significant flash flooding in parts of Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation shut down Interstate 40 in El Reno, about 25 miles west of Oklahoma City, because of high water. The National Weather Service says up to 5 inches of rain has fallen since Monday.

In Stillwater, emergency responders were rescuing people from their homes because of high water.

The Storm Prediction Center had warned of an unusually high risk for severe weather Monday for parts of Oklahoma and Texas. Damage was reported in many areas, including the town of Mangum, but no deaths have been reported.

Forecasters say more stormy weather is expected Tuesday, especially in Arkansas, Missouri and western Illinois.