(NEW YORK) — Residents in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas are bracing for the potential for additional severe weather days after the region was slammed by dozens of tornadoes and heavy flooding.
Southern Oklahoma and northern Texas face a moderate risk of severe weather on Friday, a risk that is expected to grow on Saturday. Nine tornadoes were reported across the region on Thursday, although none appeared to have caused major damage.
A state of emergency has been issued for a dozen counties across Oklahoma.
While strong tornadoes are possible Saturday, the major risk areas do not include heavily-populated areas such as Dallas and Oklahoma City.
The Southern Plains storm system comes as the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season — Ana — sits off the coastline of the Carolinas. That storm system is expected to bring large waves and some rain squalls for the coastline.
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