CNN 5/5/2007 Story Highlights
• President Bush declares major disaster in southwest Kansas• More than 75 touchdowns reported Saturday• Tornado strikes high school in Sweetwater, Oklahoma• Most of Greensburg, Kansas, heavily damaged or destroyed
(CNN) -- Tornadoes tore across the nation's midsection for a second night Saturday, 24 hours after a storm leveled Greensburg, Kansas.
A tornado struck Sweetwater, Oklahoma, about 8:15 p.m. Saturday, causing major damage to a high school and other buildings.
"The tornado came through and just dead-center punched Sweetwater," Roger Mills County Sheriff Joe Hay told KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City. He said there was extensive damage but just one minor injury in the small town.
Video of the high school in Sweetwater showed a collapsed wall of the gymnasium. An all purpose building at the school was severely damaged.
The storm continued to grind north through northwestern Oklahoma toward Kansas for more than 45 minutes.
More than 75 tornado touchdowns were reported on Saturday -- 40 of them between 6 and 9 p.m., the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center said.
KOCO's Matt Leinbauer reported seeing damage from another confirmed tornado just east of Arnett, Oklahoma.
A massive tornado killed at least nine people in southwestern Kansas on Friday night and destroyed nearly everything in its path.
Rescue crews pulled some people alive from the rubble, and more ...full text