Tornado death toll set to rise: Rescuers search for MORE victims swept away in flooding caused by Oklahoma tornado after girl, 4, drowned as she tried to escape destruction with her family

Sunday, June 2, 2013
By Paul Martin

Police have recovered the body of a four-year-old girl swept away by floodwaters following the multiple tornadoes that hit Oklahoma City on Friday evening
Five-month-old baby found in Oklahoma River is in critical condition after being pulled out alive
Death-toll currently stands at nine, plus at least 100 injured
Authorities say many people ignored advice to sit tight and attempted to leave the area – probably as a reaction to the twister than killed 24 people less than two week ago
Rest of Midwest also impacted with Missouri and Illinois hit by 12 tornadoes
210,000 people left without power in the impacted areas
Fears on Saturday of ‘life-threatening’ flash floods due to the heavy rains which accompanied the storms
2 June 2013

The tornadoes may have gone for now, but the death toll is expected to keep rising as rescue workers continue their search for residents swept away in flash floods.

Flooding victims may make up nearly half of the list of fatalities, according to Oklahoma City Police Department.

But police cannot yet provide a figure for the number of people believed to have been pulled from their cars or the arms of their families, as the flooding hit on Friday night and early Saturday.

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