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BREAKING: 2 dead as tornadoes plow through Plains

Severe thunderstorms ripped through the central United States Monday evening, triggering the development of several destructive tornadoes.

In Wynnewood, Oklahoma, about an hour south of Oklahoma city, an emergency official said an elderly man was killed at his home by a large tornado, the Associated Press reported.

Elsewhere in Oklahoma, a second death was reported in Johnston County, but details were still limited according to NBC News.

According to KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City, 5-10 homes were destroyed in a 2-mile stretch in Garvin County, Oklahoma.

Shortly before 5 p.m. local time, a tornado emergency was declared for the Oklahoma communities of Roff and Hickory.

Through 8 p.m. EDT, there were 13 tornado reports across Oklahoma and Nebraska, according to the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center.

Gusty winds and large hail were reported elsewhere around the Plains. Winds ranging from 60-65 mph were reported in Butler County, Kansas. Hail damage was reported in Lincoln, Nebraska.

This storm system also lead to the severe weather outbreak that occurred in eastern Colorado over the weekend.

The threat of severe weather will remain into Monday night for a large part of the Midwest.

"Storms stretching from Omaha through eastern Kansas and Oklahoma will continue to move eastward into western Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas," AccuWeather Meteorologist Alyson Hoegg said. "The greatest threat for tornadoes will be across eastern Oklahoma and into far western Arkansas."