Tornadoes kills two as it slams US
Nike mercurial vapor 11 several tornadoes have ravaged parts of the central United States, reducing portions of a mobile home park to rubble and killing two elderly men.
The storms concentrated damage in Wichita, Kansas and Oklahoma. The National Weather Service was forecasting more of the same for the area including Oklahoma City and Tulsa on Monday afternoon and evening, warning of the possibility of tornadoes and nike superfly football boots baseballsized hail.
Emerging from a storm cellar where he sought refuge with his wife and two children, nike mercurial vapor 11 Hoke found that their mobile home had vanished. ‘Everything is gone.’
Oklahoma’s state medical examiner’s office spokeswoman Amy Elliot on Monday identified the two people who were confirmed dead as 79yearold Glen Irish and 76yearold Billy Hutchinson.
Both men were from Shawnee, near where a tornado levelled the Steelman Estates Mobile Home Park. It wasn’t immediately nike superfly football boots clear if both victims lived at the mobile home park.
Forecasters said conditions had ripened for powerful nike mercurial vapor 11 tornadoes. Walltowall broadcasts of storm information spread the word on Sunday, leaving Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth grateful.
‘There was a possibility a lot more people could have been injured,’ Booth said.
Tornadoes were reported on Sunday in Iowa, nike mercurial vapor 11 Kansas and Oklahoma as part of a storm system that stretched from Texas to Minnesota.
Emergency officials traversed the neighbourhoods struck in Oklahoma in an effort to account for everyone.
Keli Cain, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, said that, many times in such situations, people who are not found immediately are discovered later to have left the area ahead of the storm.
A storm spotter told the National Weather Service that the tornado left the earth ‘scoured’ at the mobile home park. At the nearby intersection of Interstate 40 and US 177, a halfdozen big trucks were blown over, closing both highways for a time.
Governor Mary Fallin declared an emergency for 16 Oklahoma counties because of the severe storms and flooding. The declaration lets local governments acquire goods quickly to respond to their residents’ needs and puts the state in line for federal help if it becomes necessary.
In Wichita, Kansas, a tornado touched down near MidContinent Airport on the city’s southwest side, knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses but bypassing the most populated areas of Kansas’ biggest city. The Wichita tornado was an EF1 the strength of tornado on the enhanced Fujita scale with winds of 177km/h, according to the weather service.
Golf ballsized hail slammed homes in the area.
In Oklahoma, aerial television news footage showed homes with significant damage northeast nike superfly football boots of Oklahoma City. Some buildings appeared to have been levelled, and some homes’ roofs or walls had been knocked down nike mercurial vapor 11.