At Least 2 Dead as Severe Storms, Tornadoes Hit US Midsection

At Least 2 Dead as Severe Storms, Tornadoes Hit US Midsection

40 homes have been destroyed and between 50 and 75 homes were heavily damaged.

"My thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the tornado in Elk City tonight", Oklahoma Gov.

Several poultry barns at a turkey processing plant across the street from the trailer park were badly damaged, and turkeys could be seen wandering in the debris.

Sheriff Fitzgerald said all of the residents of that park have now been accounted for.

"We've been very fortunate over the last couple of years to not have any kind of really devastating serious tornadoes", he said.

Meteorologists say preliminary indications show eight tornadoes swept through western Oklahoma, leaving one person dead and destroying at least 40 homes.

One tornado touched down in Elk City in Beckham County, injuring at least 10 people and killing one.

Walker visited Prairie Lake Estates Mobile Home Park near the city of Chetek on Wednesday afternoon where one resident was killed and 25 people were injured Tuesday night. Sheriff Jeffery Wallace said the tornado traveled east through Rusk County, touching down several places, including Lake Amacoy and Conrath areas, which sustained the most damage. He said at least one child was among the injured.

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"I want to thank all the area emergency personnel for their response and the outpouring of support for the resident's who are displaced - special thanks to Mosaic Telecom, The Red Cross, and the Salvation Army for setting up a shelter and providing food and clothes for these families". It was not immediately known if there were injuries.

He will also be touring the Prairie Lake Estates mobile home park, where it was heavily damaged by Tuesday's tornado.

Bo Mikles, 53, was killed fleeing his home when his vehicle was thrown several-hundred feet by the twister, according to the Elk City Fire Department chaplain, Danny Ringer, reported AP.

"It's going to be a long night", Risenhoover said.

According to the National Weather Service in Dodge City, a significant severe weather event including 60- to 70-mph winds and golf-ball-size hail is expected in central, south central and southeast Kansas on Thursday.

No fatalities were reported in other states, but there have been reports in the eastern Texas Panhandle and western Oklahoma of utility poles and downed power lines.

"People are looking on their phones, there's a tornado touchdown right where I live", he said.

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