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(OKLAHOMA CITY) — Tornadoes are touching down in the Oklahoma City metro area where a tornado emergency has been declared.

“It is not just one tornado — it is multiple tornadoes with multiple vortices,” ABC News meteorologist Ginger Zee said.

“My stomach is sick with what is happening right now,” Zee said. “This is such a serious situation.”

People at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City have been evacuated to an underground tunnel in preparation for a huge storm that Greg Carbin of the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center said earlier Friday evening would “move into the Oklahoma City area over the next hour or two.”

At that time, about ten miles south of Moore, Okla., ABC News correspondent Tahman Bradley reported ominous clouds quickly replaced sunny skies as threatening weather moved in. Interstate 35 heading south in Oklahoma is packed with cars as people try to head away, Bradley reported.

Last Monday an EF5 tornado devastated Moore, leaving 24 people dead.

Tornado watches are up throughout the central United States.

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