National Weather Service
More severe weather is in the forecast for parts of the central United States already reeling from powerful tornadoes this week.
Authorities say an elementary school in an Oklahoma City suburb took a direct hit from a mile-wide tornado.
Hearing on the radio that a violent storm was approaching her rural Oklahoma neighborhood, Lindsay Carter took advantage of the advanced warning, gathered her belongings and fled. When she returned, there was little left of the community she called home.
Heavy rain moved through Houston in the late morning hours of Wednesday while a flash flood watch continued for the majority of southeast Texas.
Forecasters say there’s increasing confidence that Hurricane Sandy could pose a threat to New Jersey.
Tornadoes and violent storms raked through the Dallas area Tuesday, crumbling the wing of a nursing home, peeling roofs from dozens of homes and spiraling big-rig trailers into the air like footballs. More than a dozen injuries were reported.