Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin spoke with Anderson Cooper as tornadoes were touching down near Oklahoma City Friday night. At least 20 people died in the storms that overturned cars on the highway and left at least 86,000 people without power.
Cars stuck in traffic on Interstates 35 and 40 were in jeopardy as the twisters passed through Oklahoma. Governor Fallin said her major concern was regarding the people in those vehicles.
"We actually put warning signs with our Department of Transportation on the highway to be aware of the weather ... to try to get people, you know, just to go home," she said. After what happened to the cars in Moore, Oklahoma during a tornado last week, Fallin feared a similar scene of mangled and crushed metal.
The storm system moved toward Missouri late in the night and by Saturday there were reportedly 17 tornadoes in total that hit the Midwest. Buildings in Missouri and Illinois sustained damage, but the areas most affected were in and around Oklahoma City.
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