At least 2 killed as powerful tornado rips through Oklahoma (VIDEOS)
One man was killed in Wynnewood, with another dying in Connerville when the tornado struck near his home.
05/09/16 Violent tornado that just impacted the community of Elmore City, Oklahoma. This particular tornado has lifted but a confimed, LARGE, VIOLENT WEDGE is on the ground near Hickory, Oklahoma. Tornado emergency has been issued. Photo credit: Mike Oblinski #okwx #tornadowx #tornado #violent #stovepipe #elmorecity #wedge #oklahoma #damage #sad
At least one other person was injured in Murray County and was rushed to a nearby hospital. The person’s condition is not yet known.
Omaha and Nebraska were hit by baseball-sized hail that caused thousands of dollars worth of damage. Forecasters are calling it a life-threatening situation.
A broad tornado churned across the Oklahoma landscape Monday, leaving catastrophic damage in its wake. Forecasters declared a tornado emergency for two communities directly in its path. At least one person is dead, multiple homes were destroyed and many vehicles were overturned. This twister was caught on video churning through Elmore City in Garvin County, south of Oklahoma City. Meteorologists said twisters with wind speeds above 111 mph were possible from eastern Oklahoma to central Arkansas.
Livestock were also killed by the powerful twisters, while highways remain closed after severe damage left by the 217km/h tornados, a speed estimate from America’s National Weather Service.
Tornado season is well underway in Oklahoma and will roughly last until the end of August.