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New tornado threats are targeting the very same areas already ravaged by powerful twisters over the weekend.
This as the death toll rises to two in one of the hardest hit places Shawnee Oklahoma where crews are now sifting through the wreckage and searching for survivors.
And today's severe weather could seriously complicate the rescue efforts joining us now is sheriff Mike -- of -- a lot of encounter thank you for joining us.
-- -- So -- your county is -- home in two.
National money where there were the two fatalities I understand the search continues with cadaver dogs.
Can you would tell us how that search is going.
I -- what got them -- not actually -- affected areas searched right now so far luckily we didn't have anything else should.
At least found we did you have local.
Search and rescue teams -- animals out here that -- -- rescued about Narnia animals.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Yeah I'm real via a National Weather Service has been sending out much more dramatic.
Warnings they say they have found that the more polite warnings in the past -- just not taken seriously.
-- here's what went out yesterday at 6 PM to parts of Oklahoma will put that up it's as large tornado.
West of pink take cover right now in pink you do not wait.
And a similar tweets were sent out in other areas as well do you believe that these earlier warnings have been effective in saving some lives.
If you're seeing that the devastation we've had here -- approximately 75% of this -- addition.
Was destroyed -- these people don't have very many places to go for underground shelter they had to leave their home.
Which was for -- which was fortunate for them because I should about helicopters -- distribution.
Forty -- -- completely destroyed.
And that's because of the early warning and in the pinpoint accuracy of this media -- just a little -- where the tornado.
Was where it was going to be going to pass the potatoes gonna get there that -- -- -- to me and Mario -- another emergency personnel.
Coming up behind the tornado could do rescues from people that was trapped in -- vision and -- houses so it has made it's it's it's a big deal we rely on and -- other.
The people out on the communities that -- -- -- quite a bit as well.
Yeah and you have surveyed that damage by air as well as on the ground than it is devastating as you said we do have on the screen right now where you can donate to the Red Cross if you'd like to help.
What are the concerns now is looting I understand you've got a lot of security out there to protect people's property.
That's correct we -- about 25.
Officers and deputies from charming aged cheese here to assist is that what you're all my ball.
All that's -- here about 1 or 2 o'clock this morning and was -- Again about six truly saw the guys that -- here.
Now we will maintain our security to -- -- -- this tradition as well as another -- that was hit and not pretty pretty devastated just a few miles from here.
So words that you -- our main purpose -- to protect people's property.
And meanwhile you've got down more potentially bad weather on the way so we are all crossing our fingers and hoping for the very best for you there -- -- -- county.
Sheriff Mike who thank you so much for joining us.
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