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Tornadoes tear through Midwest

Midwest - Twisters, hail and high winds continue to cause damage in several Midwest states Monday morning.

It's all part of a massive northeastward-moving storm system stretching from Texas to Minnesota.

Within the last 24-hours as many as 28 tornadoes have been reported in Oklahoma, Kansas, Illinois and Iowa.

The National Weather Service says some of those reports might have been of the same tornado.

Oklahoma was one of the states hit the hardest.

21 people have been injured and a 79-year old man was killed in Pottawatomie County, which is about 45 minutes from Oklahoma City.

An estimated 300 homes were damaged or destroyed across the sooner state, at least 200 of them are in Pottawatomie County.

Deputies continue searching through the rubble.

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin declared an emergency for 16 counties that suffered from severe storms and flooding.

Early Monday morning a tornado touched down in Golden City, Missouri, and tore through two counties.

The number of injuries and extent of damage have yet to be confirmed.

In Wichita, Kansas a tornado touched down near the city's southwest side shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday, knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses.

The Wichita tornado was an EF1, with winds of 110 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.

Authorities say there have been no reports of fatalities or injuries.

There were also two reports of tornadoes touching down in Iowa on Sunday night, including one near Huxley, about 20 miles north of Des Moines, and one in Grundy County, which is northeast of Des Moines.

There were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries.

The National Weather Service also confirmed a twister in the northwestern Illinois county of Carroll.

The bad weather isn't over yet; Oklahoma could see more strong storms late Monday afternoon, and flooding could become a problem into the night.

Showers and thunderstorms threaten Kansas through Monday.

Heavy rainfall in some parts may lead to flood watches and warnings.

Showers and storms are expected to develop in Iowa Monday afternoon, with large hail possible.

Though the threat of tornadoes looks low, it can't be ruled out.

Parts of Missouri could be flooded by heavy rainfall.

Monday afternoon storms could produce large hail, damaging wind gusts and possible tornadoes.

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