• Tornado in Oklahoma City suburb causes destruction; 2 dead, 39 injured

    by  • May 20, 2013 • News

    A mile-wide tornado chewing through the Oklahoma City area has reduced neighborhoods to rubble and left cars and trucks crumpled on the sides of highways. tornado

    Television video left piles of debris where homes used to be near Moore, Okla., and vehicles littering roadways south and southwest of Oklahoma City.

    There were no immediate reports of injuries.

    The suburb of Moore, where Monday’s damage was concentrated, was hit hard by a tornado in 1999 that included the highest winds ever recorded near the earth’s surface.


    2 dead, 39 injured from Oklahoma tornado

    SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma’s governor toured areas that were damaged by yesterday’s tornadoes as residents have been trying to get out of the way of more today.

    A tornado near Shawnee left two people dead Sunday. The two men in their 70s were found in or near a mobile home park outside Shawnee that was leveled by the twister. At least 39 others throughout Oklahoma were injured.

    One man who sought refuge in a storm cellar with his wife and two children emerged to find that their mobile home had vanished. James Hoke said, “Everything is gone.”

    Residents of Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri are also being warned to watch for bad weather today.

    A tornado that touched down in Wichita, Kan., yesterday knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses, but missed the most populated areas of Kansas’ biggest city.