OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Forecasters say it appears about 75 tornadoes touched down in four Great Plains states Saturday.
Meteorologist Greg Carbin at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman says most of the tornadoes were in Kansas, followed by Oklahoma, Iowa and Nebraska. The tornadoes hit during a 24-hour period from 7 a.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday after forecasters warned of a "high risk" of severe weather.
At least six deaths are blamed on a storm that went through Woodward and destroyed more than 100 homes and businesses. Dozens of people were injured.
WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) — Woodward County Emergency Management Director Matt Lehenbauer says a sixth person has died as a result of injuries suffered in a deadly tornado.
Lehenbauer said Monday that the man died Sunday night in an Amarillo, Texas, hospital where he was taken following the early Sunday morning twister that hit Woodward. The man's name and age were not released.
Two men and three children were also killed in the tornado that was part of a storm system that stretched from Texas to Minnesota and spawned more than 120 twisters.
LAMAR, Okla. (AP) — A small earthquake has been reported in east-central Oklahoma.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 3.0-magnitude quake struck about 12:35 a.m. Saturday 7 miles east-southeast of Lamar in Hughes County. Lamar is about 74 miles south of Tulsa.
A sheriff's office dispatcher said she wasn't aware of any injuries or damage being reported. Emergency Management Director John Roberts said the only reports he had received from the area were from the media.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say search and rescue crews are combing an area of northwest Oklahoma around the towns of Woodward and Tangier after a tornado just after midnight, local time, left five people confirmed dead and several others injured.
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Keli Cain said early Sunday that state medical examiner's office had confirmed the fatalities in the Woodward area.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Pre-dawn tornado sirens have sounded in Oklahoma City. Forecasters say they're just an early signal of what could be a day of "life-threatening" weather in the nation's midsection.
The most dangerous conditions are projected for late Saturday afternoon between Oklahoma City and Salina, Kan. Forecasters say other areas also could see severe storms with baseball-sized hail and winds of up to 70 mph.