KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol says three people have died from injuries caused by tornadoes.
Dispatcher Tammy Babcock says two people are dead in northern Missouri's Adair County and one person has died in neighboring Sullivan County. She calls all three deaths tornado-related.
Police in Kirksville say 30 to 40 homes were damaged by the storms.
A possible tornado also damaged homes and businesses in southwest Oklahoma's Caddo County.
Utilities in Indiana say thousands are without power in and around Indianapolis. Parts of Illinois received as much as 3 inches of rain in less than an hour.
Two people were injured near the dealership when their car was blown off the road, Kirksville police Det. Sgt. Ron Celian said.
Sullivan County Emergency Management director Rick Gardner said a woman was killed when what appeared to be a tornado struck a mobile home east of Milan. Her name had not been released late Wednesday.
Gardner said the woman's husband and another man survived unharmed in a workshop next to the mobile home.
Julie Adolphson, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Pleasant Hill, said a tornado hit Kirksville and Novinger, both in Adair County.
Knox County emergency dispatcher Jeanette Randall said a storm hit Edina on Wednesday evening, with storm spotters reporting multiple funnel clouds. No injuries were reported, but a barn was destroyed and power lines were damaged, she said.
U.S. 63, a major north-south highway, was closed in the Kirksville area because of a gas-line leak and downed power lines. Power outages were reported in Sullivan and Adair counties.
In Caddo County in southwest Oklahoma, a possible tornado damaged homes and businesses in Anadarko, authorities said.
"There are power lines down everywhere and firefighters are going door-to-door to check and see if people are trapped in cellars," said Caddo County Emergency Management Director Larry McDuffey.
Dozens of inmates were evacuated from the Caddo County jail because of a gas line break, McDuffey said.
Gracemont, to the north of Anadarko, also had some damage and the American Red Cross and fire departments from neighboring communities were headed into the county to help, McDuffey said.
In northeast Oklahoma, a 100 mph wind gust was recorded west of the Bartlesville airport in Washington County, authorities said. The high winds downed trees and power lines, with 8,000 power outages reported at one point.
In Illinois, a round of strong storms that rolled through the state Wednesday night produced very large hail, lightning, heavy rainfall and wind gusts in excess of 70 mph.
The latest storms come less than a week after another batch of severe weather, including at least a dozen confirmed tornadoes, ravaged parts of southern Missouri. Those storms killed four people and damaged or destroyed several hundred homes.
The emergency management agency reported that thousands of customers remained without power Wednesday from Friday's storms.