Over a dozen tornadoes caused widespread damage in western and central Oklahoma on Wednesday evening. The twisters overturned cars and destroyed dozens of homes. No deaths have been reported.
The worst damage appears to be in an Oklahoma city were a tornado ripped through a mobile home park injuring at least 12 people and leaving two in critical condition, reports the Oklahoman.
“We have damage reports, so we do strongly think there was a tornado on the south side of Oklahoma City,” meteorologist Michael Scotten with the National Weather Service told the Associated Press after the second storm that hit before 9 p.m.
The AP reports that the same storm hit Interstate 35 in Moore, Okla., where it flipped over vehicles and left power lines spread along the highway.
In Grady County, Okla., about 35 homes were destroyed, according to the AP.
Oklahoma City received about 6 inches of rain from the storms prompting the first flash flood emergency in the history of the city, spokeswoman Kristy Yager told the AP.
According to the Oklahoman, Gov. Mary Fallin said late Wednesday that she’s seeking a disaster declaration for the state, which would lay the groundwork for federal assistance.
- In Nebraska, 10 to 15 homes were damaged near Grand Island, and between Hardy and Ruskin, near the Kansas line.
- At least nine tornadoes were reported in Kansas, the strongest of them in the sparsely populated north-central part of the state.