Residents in Oklahoma and Kansas were once again in the funnel of mother natures terror. Massive violent storm fronts moved across the areas triggering a series of Tornadoes. A count of eight twisters touched down killing five people and injuring dozens of others. Two of the reported deaths occurred in Oklahoma City, and three were in Tecumseh. The death toll could rise today as volunteers and rescue works search the wreckage in both states. The tornadoes flipped cars, downed power lines, tore roofs of buildings and flattened homes. In some areas huge chunks of hail fell from the sky and tens of thousands were left without power.
Oklahoma City Deputy Fire Chief Cecil Clay refused to rule out the possibility of finding more dead, but said conditions were tough for rescue workers early Tuesday. “We have heavy fog (and) power lines down making it difficult to see all the hazards out there. We’ll wait for more sunshine to resume our search. “Emergency authorities in Oklahoma City urged residents to stay off the roads in affected areas to allow rescue workers to search for survivors among the wreckage.
Near Seminole, about 60 miles east of Oklahoma City, at least two homes were leveled after a tornado went through, Emergency Management Director Ernie Willis said.
The town’s airport suffered extensive damage and several planes there were destroyed, he said.