Update: 2 dead after Oklahoma tornadoes, more weather expected

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    SHAWNEE, OK (CBS/AP) -- Oklahoma's state medical examiner's office says a second person was killed by a tornado that leveled a central Oklahoma mobile home park.

    Office spokeswoman Amy Elliot on Monday identified the two people who are confirmed to have been killed during Sunday's storms as 79-year-old Glen Irish and 76-year-old Billy Hutchinson. Both men were from Shawnee.

    One of several tornadoes that touched down in parts of the nation's midsection on Sunday leveled the Steelman Estates Mobile Home Park near Shawnee.

    It wasn't immediately clear if both victims lived at the mobile home park.

    The Central Plains states are bracing for another jolt of severe weather. Tornadoes Sunday caused death and destruction. The massive storm system stretched from Texas to Minnesota.

    More than two dozen tornadoes hit Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and the hardest hit: Oklahoma. One person was killed and more than 20 others hurt. Dozens of homes are damaged or destroyed.

    As a monster twister tore through the town of Shawnee, Oklahoma Sunday, you could literally hear its strength building.

    The tornado leveled a nearby trailer park reducing most of the homes to rubble. Amid the destruction, authorities discovered the body of a 79-year-old man. Several other people were also injured.

    The tornado was just one of several reported in central Oklahoma knocking out power to thousands.

    The powerful system spawned baseball sized hail and winds strong enough to flip over tractor trailers littering them across a major interstate.

    After the tornados carved a path of destruction, residents surveyed the damage.

    While homeowners sifted through what they could, emergency officials raced from home to home looking for anyone trapped or wounded.

    Forecasters had been warning about a tornado outbreak since last week and in some cases, residents had more than 30 minutes notice. But nothing could prepare them for what the violent system would leave behind.

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