Most of downtown Greensburg, Kan., was leveled on Friday night.
Reports say now it was 3/4 mile wide. 95% of the homes damaged.
9 dead and counting/
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Severe-Weather.html?hpGREENSBURG, Kan. (AP) -- Most of this southwest Kansas town was destroyed by a tornado, part of a violent storm system blamed for at least nine deaths, officials said Saturday amid warnings of more severe weather.
It may take days for emergency crews to remove all the victims -- dead and alive -- from the rubble of homes and businesses, the city administrator said Saturday.
The dead included eight in Kiowa County, where Greensburg is located, and one in nearby Stafford County, said Sharon Watson, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Adjutant General's Department.
The tornado that struck Greensburg late Friday damaged about 95 percent of the town about 110 miles west of Wichita, City Administrator Steve Hewitt said Saturday.
He said there were fears that many people were trapped in cellars and rubble and cautioned that the death toll could rise.
''We continue to find folks and this will go on for a good couple days -- the rescue itself,'' Hewitt said during a news conference. ''I mean, the debris is just unbelievable. Even if you are in a basement, I mean your home is collapsed, and we've got to find a way to get to you.''
The National Weather Service warned that another wave of potentially severe weather was possible in the area Saturday afternoon.
Video report here
What a monster. Hard to believe a tornado that big.