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Two Tornadoes Rip Through Missouri, No Reported Injuries

WDAF reports hundreds of homes were damaged in the small town of Orrick, near Kansas City. Fortunately, no one was killed or injured.
Posted at 11:01 AM, May 11, 2014

Residents in parts of Missouri are cleaning up after at least two tornadoes touched down in the state Saturday, causing reports of serious damage.

"We have a large tornado on the ground causing damage. Large tornado on the ground causing damage. The roofs are coming off the tops of buildings right now." (Via YouTube / T___U___R___K)

That was video of a confirmed tornado that touched down in the town of Orrick, Missouri near Kansas City Saturday. KCTV reports while the tornado caused significant damage, there were no reports of any injuries or deaths.

"Everything was flying around down there. And so, you could just hear the house collapse above us, I figured nothing was left."

WDAF reports hundreds of homes were damaged in the small town of 800. Officials say about 80 percent of the town was wiped out as a result of Saturday's storm.

As The Kansas City Star points out, residents in Orrick say they had plenty of time to take shelter after the tornado sirens went off.  

Another tornado touched down near the town of Marshall Saturday evening, According to KCTV, the storm destroyed barns in a rural area nearby.

Severe thunderstorms had already hit parts of the Midwest Sunday morning. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a small part of Missouri, along with parts of Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa face the best chance of severe storms for Sunday.

The Salvation Army has arrived in Orrick to give food and drinks to any people there who need it. So far, there are no estimates on the cost of the damage.