Theodore's World: Tornadoes Slam Central Oklahoma

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June 01, 2013

Tornadoes Slam Central Oklahoma

Tornadoes Slam Central Oklahoma

FOX News

Mother and her child among five dead after tornado outbreak hits west of Oklahoma City, including the town of El Reno, trapping motorists and cutting power to at least 54,000.

Deadly tornadoes touched down Friday west of Oklahoma City, crumbling cars and tractor-trailers, trapping motorists and killing at least two.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said troopers found the bodies of a mother and a child near a vehicle along Interstate 40 west of the city. The state medical examiner's office said at least 3 others were killed in Oklahoma City suburbs Friday.

Hospitals in the area say dozens of people were hurt, five critically, but meteorologists who had warned about particularly nasty weather said the storm's fury didn't match that of a deadly twister that struck suburban Moore last week.

The broad storm hit during the evening rush hour, causing havoc on I-40, a major artery connecting suburbs east and west of the city. Violent weather also moved through the St. Louis area, ripping the roof off a suburban casino.

To the south, winds approaching 80 mph were forecast for Moore, where a top-of-the-scale EF5 tornado killed 24 on May 20. Meanwhile, at least 54,000 people were affected by power outages. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol also reported motorists injured or trapped in their cars in the Oklahoma City area while others were missing.

Wild Thing's comment..........

Prayers for everyone in the path of the tornadoes.

Posted by Wild Thing at June 1, 2013 12:48 AM


This has been a hard Spring for our Okie neighbors. There can not be too many prayers said and donations made to help them through these crisis.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at June 1, 2013 02:21 PM