Updated from 8:20 a.m. EDTl
NEW YORK (
) -- At least 89 people were killed in Joplin, Mo., after tornadoes ripped through parts of the Midwest on Sunday.
Another wave of storms ripped through the town Monday morning, according to reports.
Residents dig through the rubble of their home after it was destroyed by a tornado that hit Joplin, Mo., on Sunday evening.
Another person died in Minneapolis after the storms caused extensive property damage in the region,
St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin was fully evacuated after it took a direct hit from the tornado,
reported. One facade of the building made of glass was blown out, and authorities evacuated the medical center,
reported. The hospital was treating 183 people when the storm struck; it's unclear if any were injured in the storm.
Structural engineers were on their way to Joplin to assess the building, where 1,700 people work, said Lynn Britton, president of Sisters of Mercy Health System, which operates the hospital,
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Sunday night. The Missouri National Guard also was activated.
"People are just scrambling. Multiple homes and businesses destroyed, mangled vehicles and debris everywhere you look,"
The Weather Channel's
meteorologist Mike Bettes reported from Joplin. "The damage is absolutely immense here in Joplin."
-- Written by Joseph Woelfel
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