The link here has a cellphone video of the twister; it's truly frightening to see the power of a massive tornado in full flight.
We heard reports this morning of a massive tornado in Oklahoma City. Whilst initial reports were suggesting that two people had died, and around 20 had been injured, the latest reports suggest that the toll will be far higher than that; ABC reports:
The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office says 37 people have been killed by a tornado that hit suburban Oklahoma City on Monday afternoon. Spokeswoman Amy Elliott says the death toll is expected to rise. Elliott didn't know how many of those killed were children.
It looks as though an elementary school in Moore, Oklahoma City has taken a direct hit from a tornado that was more than half a mile wide in places. Some news reports are suggesting that this is on a par with the most severe tornado ever recorded, that which struck Oklahoma on 3 May 1999.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been affected by the growing tragedy.