Tornadoes Shred Through Nation's Midwest (VIDEO)

By Emma Koch

May 20, 2013 Updated May 20, 2013 at 4:35 PM EST

OKLAHOMA (www.incnow.tv) -- Residents in the nation's heartland are bracing for another round of devastating tornadoes.

A twister developed over the city of Moore Monday afternoon and reports say many homes and businesses have been destroyed. Officials are telling everyone in that area to take cover.

This storm system is a repeat of the tornadoes that the area experienced over the weekend. At least 50 tornadoes touched down this weekend across the plains and Midwest, shredding homes, wiping away entire neighborhoods and spreading debris for miles.

Two people died in Shawnee, Oklahoma and the Governor has declared a state of emergency for 16 counties.

"For those who have lost everything and lost their possessions, you know there are a lot of great Oklahomans who are willing to step up and help," Governor Mary Fallin said. "Ask for help and we're willing to help those people. If you want to live anywhere you want to live in Oklahoma because our people are the most generous."

Before the newest round of tornadoes struck, 6,000 homes were without power.

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