April 17, 2014 6:00 PM EDT

Powerful storms take aim at the Great Plains
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Officials in Iowa have confirmed a tornado hit a hospital Saturday night, though they say there have been no reports of death of injury.

Warren Woods, the mayor of Creston, Iowa, told Fox News he was not aware of any deaths or injuries at the Greater Regional Medical Center, and the patients are currently being moved. The Associated Press also reported there were no injuries reported at the hospital.

More than three dozen tornadoes were reported across Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Iowa Saturday, as the US heartland braced for a night of dangerous weather and "life-threatening" twisters.

Earlier, for only the second time in U.S. history, the Storm Prediction Center issued a high-risk warning more than 24 hours in advance, said Russ Schneider, director of the center, which is part of the National Weather Service. The first time was in April 2006, when nearly 100 tornadoes tore across the southeastern U.S., killing a dozen people and damaging more than 1,000 homes.


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