Tornado kills two, injures 29 in US Oklahoma

Wednesday, 29 May, 2019

At least two people have been killed after a tornado tore through the city of El Reno in Oklahoma, destroying a hotel and damaging a mobile home park, officials said.

Last week, tornadoes affected several states in the Midwest, killing at least three people in Golden City, Missouri.

"We have all hands on deck", White said.

"It's a lot of devastation here".

There are confirmed injuries in the hotel, the station said, but it is not yet clear how many.

Homes were flipped on top of each other at the trailer park, with search and rescue crews still shuffling through the debris to make sure everyone has been found.

"My parents were in there and two of my kids, one 9 and the other main emotion was fear", said Elton Garrison, who has lived in El Reno for about 26 years. Sixteen of the injured were transported in ambulances and 13 were taken in private vehicles.

Union City Police Chief Richard Stephens wrote, "Very risky situation tonight in El Reno".

The mayor added that officials were in efforts to notify relatives of the two victims.

Since Monday, the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, has received more than 150 tornado reports. When asked about how many guests were staying in the motel, White said his team was "trying to run those numbers down". "I knew I had to get away from the windows". "We want your help".

The City of El Reno held a press conference Sunday morning to give an update following deadly storms.

In Oklahoma, two people died in the flooding and storms, and 87 others were injured, the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management said in a press release.

Already turned in for the night at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sidonna Jeans said her bed started to bounce as a tornado dropped down on her El Reno mobile home.

Certainly, global warming may cause incremental temperature shifts that ultimately affect weather patterns, but there is "no clear link" between global warming and the number of tornadoes that hit a given area of the United States. He says the area also experienced damage from straight-line winds that officials say exceeded 80 mph (129 kilometers per hour).

Another tornado warning was issued for Broken Arrow, Jenks and Tulsa as the line of thunderstorms continued eastward.

Pete Snyder, a hydrometeorological technician with the weather service in Tulsa, said crews were assessing damage to determine the tornado's rating.

Tree damage was reported near Jenks.

Nighttime tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma.