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Two miles wide winds that topped 200 miles an hour a deadly tornado has.
An entire community.
Can we get.
So no no let's -- rhetoric and it's like -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- In the -- and we -- a lot of good round.
Significant damage in -- Now for this breaking news -- -- from moments ago.
24 people is the latest number of those dead it was revised down from an original 51.
Due to a miss count according to the woman that we just spoke to medical Examiner's office but we don't know at this point the numbers could.
Go higher we're watching that closely welcome to a brand new hour now of America's news round on this rough morning for all American -- Martha MacCallum.
And I'm Bill Hemmer good morning at home to elementary schools in -- hospital they took a direct hit we just learned again of the 24 dead.
Nine our children it is not clear -- that number will go higher.
But the medical Examiner's office telling us only minutes ago and fortunately they expect the number to change how much it changes we don't know.
Rescue workers and volunteers working throughout the night sifting through the rubble of homes and that recovery effort continues even as more storms threaten the area.
Parts of Arkansas when taxes they're under the gun today and some of the communities hit hard yesterday will once again see severe weather this afternoon.
Casey Stegall has been on the ground watching this unfold since the hours of it's coming yesterday afternoon.
And he joins us now from more -- and good morning Casey.
Martha good morning to you hope.
Today is about hope here in Moore Oklahoma because there is still -- very real possibility that survivors are still.
Under some of the rubble in neighborhoods like we're in now that have been literally.
And we talk about the hope.
This is what I'm talking about see this end here.
This means missing.
I talked to someone from the FBI a short time ago in this neighborhood and basically as the first responders came through here and they started making their sweeps.
If the people in the homes are unaccounted for or.
In this case what's left of the home one wall.
They spray painted an end so the reality is a lot of people still missing a lot are unaccounted for.
And we know that that -- -- has been revised but I I have to be honest with you while we are holding out hope.
The likelihood of that number continuing to go up is is increasing especially as the day wears on and especially.
As more storms threaten the area because if people are trapped under the rubble and it starts raining.
We could see drowning situations like what we're hearing coming out of that elementary school where some of those students drowned.
In a puddle from the rains that this storm dropped in addition to that massive funnel cloud.
-- to take a look right over there.
An American flag that someone has clearly put on the rubble of that home.
After this storm and that's what this is all about because we have seen.
Neighbor helping neighbor people giving themselves selflessly as they ran.
To the scene ran to the afflicted areas.
Right in the moments after this tornado I I interviewed a guy yesterday who.
-- left his wife and his daughter behind because he knew they were OK he was in a storm cellar with them.
Holding the door closed as the tornado rumbled overhead in the ground that they were in shook.
And he ran to a 7-Eleven.
Where we were yesterday and he was pulling people out.
And he was going from some of these neighborhoods pulling people that were crying from under the rubble for help.
Look at this a stop sign.
The -- the street -- here -- it's literally the poll it's not broken it's bent it is bids in half.
It's it's just incredible when you do this 360 degree turn Martha and bill and -- -- -- that it's just it's all around you mind.
-- -- KCAA it truly is and you started off with the word hope.
Because in all of these tragedies we seat.
That there are people who are buried even first for -- is in some cases who are able to survive thanks to a pocket of there.
And and limited injuries and we hope that that will be the case and and it's hard to believe that there aren't stories -- that -- -- right now.
Absolutely and and I'm gonna kind of stay on the spot for a second because I'm hoping that maybe while we're talking to you we're gonna capture some lightning bolts.
Because we got a pretty serious storm come and in back there.
You know hopefully it's not going to be severe in nature but we've been standing here waiting to go on looking out in that direction over the splintered trees over people's belongings people's lives scattered.
All in miles -- that way.
And we're seeing lightning bolts that have been coming down and we're hearing thunder so we certainly have something approaching us and we're just.
Hoping at this point that it's not severe -- nature because there are people trapped there are people.
That are missing and so we desperately want to get people pulled out you know and I talked to that guy who who was telling me how he pulled people from.
-- storm -- after this hit some of them walking out Martha with not even a scratch not even -- -- not even a bruise so there is.
There were holding on to today.
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