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Storms, Tornadoes Kill One, Injure 12 In Oklahoma

Storms, Tornadoes Kill One, Injure 12 In Oklahoma
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Storms, Tornadoes Kill One, Injure 12 In Oklahoma

Multiple tornadoes across central U.S. killed one and injured 12 in Oklahoma on Wednesday. The victim was reported to be a woman who took shelter at her home but was flooded away.

A series of damaging tornadoes were reported in several regions from Texas to Nebraska. Oklahoma, Kansas and North Texas were also flooded on Thursday, with reports of damages due to severe thunderstorm and heavy rainfall. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado alert for the area around the North Texas town of Jacksboro.

Six people were seriously injured at a mobile home park in the southwest of Oklahoma City. Among them was an 80-year-old woman who suffered a serious hip injury. They were treated in a hospital, spokeswoman Brooke Cayot said.

Several homes and businesses were devoid of power since Thursday morning, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission informed.

It is expected that the bad weather will continue in the area on Friday and Saturday.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency around the various areas affected by the storms and tornadoes.

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