(CBN) – A weather emergency continues to unfold across the Midwest after more than 30 tornadoes touched down across the plains states. Floodwaters are rising across the region as rescue crews work night and day, pulling people to safety. At least two deaths have now been blamed on the severe weather. Violent twisters damaged homes and businesses and intense rain brought catastrophic flooding and trapped many in their homes.
Five feet of water has been reported in some places. High water rescues were underway as first responders searched for the stranded. In Tulsa, one man was pinned by a falling tree before being rescued. Parts of I-40 were shut down due to flooding and several railroad tracks were submerged. Heavy snow melt from the north and significant rain have also led to major flooding in Missouri. Missouri’s Gov. Mike Parson declared a state of emergency due to flood concerns. READ MORE