Near Tulsa, Oklahoma Wednesday afternoon, the sky began to show frightening clues as to what was coming.
The sirens blared near Tulsa and in Sand Springs, Oklahoma the situation quickly went from threatening to deadly. A large tornado dropped out of the storm and began to ravage the area as it moved through… Power flashes temporarily lit its path as it raked through town.
It left a large swath of damage… in the River Oaks Mobile Home Park, several people were injured and one person died.
In Tulsa, more storms barreled through sweeping debris across major highways and knocking out power to thousands…
And in Moore, Oklahoma, where they’ve suffered so many terrible tornadoes, including the devastating 2013 storm that killed 24 people, they took another hit. Although there was a good deal of damage in a few neighborhoods and to businesses, fortunately there were no serious injuries reported there.
Schools closed in Moore on Thursday due to storm damage to several of them and Oklahoma’s Governor, Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency for 25 Oklahoma counties.
– John Van Pelt