(TULSA, Okla.) — At least one person was killed as tornadoes and severe storms swept through northeast Oklahoma Wednesday evening.
One person was killed and several others were injured at a mobile home park in Sand Springs, about seven miles west of Tulsa, the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office said. A tornado had formed near Westport, Oklahoma, before moving east toward Tulsa, reported the National Weather Service.
The tornado went by Tulsa and was headed for Inola at about 7 p.m. local time, ABC affiliate KOCO reported.
The National Weather Service had issued tornado warnings as a severe storm headed towards Tulsa, Oklahoma, Wednesday.
People in the Tulsa area captured photos and videos of what was believed to be a tornado. One had formed near Westport, Oklahoma, fewer than 30 miles west of Tulsa, and was moving east at 45 mph, the National Weather Service reported.
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The National Weather Service reported the sighting of a possible tornado moving at about 45 mph near Peggs, which is about 60 miles east of Tulsa. Some 67,800 power outages had been reported in northeast Oklahoma as of 7:50 p.m. local time.
Another tornado briefly touched down in Moore, about 11 miles south of Oklahoma City, reports KOCO. A radio tower was toppled and a few roofs were taken off homes, but no injuries were immediately reported, said a spokesperson for the city.
The Storm Prediction Center had warned that a clash of warm and cooler air masses could lead to severe storms.
The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that one person was killed at the Sand Springs Mobile Home Park. There were also an unconfirmed number of injuries.
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