Residents digging out after tornadoes hit Midwest

Long Islanders with loved ones in the Midwest and the Great Plains are praying for the severe storms to end.Residents of those regions endured a

WOODBURY - Long Islanders with loved ones in the Midwest and the Great Plains are praying for the severe storms to end.

Residents of those regions endured a terrifying and tragic night as tornadoes tore through the nation's midsection. In Oklahoma, the storm killed five people, including three children, and injured more than two dozen others.

The severe weather also slammed the state of Kansas and dropped massive hail in Nebraska. The twisters are expected to continue into early tomorrow.

Residents are being warned to stay on high alert.

AP wire services were used in this report.

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