Midwest cleans up after deadly tornadoes with more to come

Six Dead, Major Damage After Tornado Outbreak In North Texas

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A family van is exposed after the garage was blown apart May 16, 2013 in Cleburne, Texas.

A large area of the central US is under a tornado alert Monday after deadly twisters killed two and injured 21 in Oklahoma yesterday. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency after tornadoes tore through 16 counties. Residents across the Midwest are bracing for more storms as residents whose homes were destroyed start the devastating task of combing through the rubble.

What is the cleanup effort happening across Oklahoma? Which areas are facing the biggest threat today? What do residents do when a tornado is about to strike? Is the tornado warning system getting any better?

Nick Trougakos, assistant editor for The Oklahoman newspaper

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