Oklahoma tornado outbreak kills at least three

Time Of Info By TOI Desk Report   April 28, 2024   Update on : April 28, 2024

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At least three people, including an infant, were killed after a tornado outbreak in Oklahoma overnight, as severe storms threaten more twisters, heavy rain, and large hail from Missouri to Texas Sunday.

According to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, two deaths happened in Holdenville while the third was near Marietta on I-35.

According to the National Weather Service, multiple large and extremely dangerous tornadoes lashed parts of Oklahoma overnight simultaneously.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt issued an emergency disaster declaration. Kevin Stitt will be touring storm damage in the Murray County towns of Sulphur.

Holdenville, Keli Cain, public affairs director for the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, shared in a video message in this regard.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management said there were reports of injuries, flooding, property damage, and downed electricity lines and trees across several regions on Saturday night.

The extent of the damage could not be assessed early Sunday.

According to the weather service, Sulphur saw injuries and impacts from what appears to be at least two large tornadoes overnight as a flood warning was issued for the city. Sulphur is about 80 miles south of Oklahoma City.

From east Texas northward into the upper Mississippi River Valley, nearly 47 million people are at risk for severe weather Sunday.

As storms push eastward across the southern Plains, Oklahoma City and Tulsa in Oklahoma, Dallas and Austin in Texas, Wichita and Topeka in Kansas and the Kansas City metropolitan area may suffer strong tornadoes.

The warning extends for more than 800 miles from Texas to southern Wisconsin, affecting more than 7 million people.


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