One Man Dead and Others Injured After Elk City, OK Tornado

One Man Dead and Others Injured After Elk City, OK Tornado

One Man Dead and Others Injured After Elk City, OK Tornado

The twister hit the region at around 7: 15 p.m. Beckham County Emergency Management Director Lonnie Risenhoover said a lot of damage was caused and a number of homes were reduced to rubble by the tornado.

Elk City, Oklahoma bore the brunt of the damage, with dozens of homes visibly destroyed after a tornado ripped through the small city, an NBC affiliate station reported.

Manning said Mikles, a long-time county resident, had called the sheriff's office about another matter before the tornado approached.

Mikles was killed after he chose to leave his mobile home in a pickup to seek shelter in the area about a mile north of State Highway 152 and just east of Merritt Road in a rural area.

Mark Tyson said he and his wife Robin were huddled behind a living room chair as the storm hit Tuesday evening when an entire wall of their mobile home suddenly came flying at them. The tornado swept into the mobile home park in w.

Storms barreled through a large swath of the central USA and tornadoes reportedly touched down in four other states, including Kansas, Nebraska, Texas and Oklahoma, where another man was killed trying to flee to safety.

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40 homes have been destroyed and between 50 and 75 homes were heavily damaged. Mikles body was found in a field behind his mobile home and his pickup was found several hundred feet away by neighbors.

Several poultry barns at a turkey processing plant across the street from the trailer park were badly damaged, and turkeys could be seen wandering in the debris.

"There is definitely the potential for all the severe weather hazards", including tornadoes and hail, Hultquist said.

National Weather Service meteorologist Rick Smith says two supercells began in the Texas Panhandle on Tuesday then moved into Oklahoma.

One person is believed to be dead and dozens of homes completely flattened after the twister hit land. He said he had to leave his mobile home about 6 miles southwest of Elk City to seek shelter, Manning said. There were also many reports of large hail and strong winds.

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