Reports-Norman Oklahoma Tornado May 10 2010

Updating. . . .

5/11/10 More Norman Oklahoma Tornado Footage

Remarkable shot of the Norman tornado 5/10/10

Damage near Lake Thunderbird

Choctaw Aftermath

AP Reporting


Footage Norman, OK May 10, 2010

Over the National Weather Center-This was my route home today.  Clouds were spinning all the way home.

Funnel forming

Norman shots of damage

Variety of shots


(CNN) — At least five people were killed and several others critically injured in Oklahoma on Monday after a severe weather system spawned multiple tornadoes across the state, including a massive twister recorded on video over Norman, Oklahoma.

Three people died in Cleveland County, just west of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, said Albert Ashwood, director of Oklahoma Emergency Management. Two others were reported dead in Oklahoma County, the agency said.

“This was a significant storm and a deadly storm,” Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett told reporters Monday night.

Brenda Finkle, director of corporate communications for Norman Regional Health System, said the company’s hospitals admitted eight patients Monday night in critical condition with crush injuries and head trauma. At least 32 others were treated at Norman Regional Hospital and Moore Medical Center, she said.

At least one confirmed dead, seven injured in tornadoes

Read more from this Tulsa World article at

The Oklahoma Daily reports;

Patients transported to Norman Regional for injury treatment
Daily Staff Reports

Monday, May 10, 2010

After tornadoes swept through central Oklahoma on Monday afternoon, approximately 20 people were being treated for injuries at Norman Regional Healthplex.

An emergency services staff member confirmed that patients had been transported to Norman Regional, but could not say whether numbers were higher or comment on the condition of patients being treated at the time.

Early reports have confirmed one known fatality from the storm so far, but emergency officials expect more conclusive numbers as information becomes available.

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Norman Oklahoma damage– video;

OKLAHOMA CITY — Up to a dozen tornadoes moved through central Oklahoma on Monday, one of which hit the Oklahoma City area and destroyed a convenience store.

As of 7:30 p.m., there had been some injuries reported from storms that moved across the state. However, none of the injuries had been confirmed.

{. . .}Linda Mares also confirmed that at least six 18-wheelers overturned. The tornado caused damage to the storm-chaser vehicle she and photographer Brandon Foster were in.Tornadoes also caused damage to parts of southern and eastern Norman, particularly to areas near Highway 9 and Classen Boulevard. KOCO received unconfirmed reports that the marina at Lake Thunderbird was heavily damaged. However, Sky5 took video from the area of a number of overturned boats.On the east side of Norman, a tornado is believed to be responsible for a lot of vehicle damage, primarily overturned cars and trucks. Injuries have been reported, but the extent of the damage was not known.

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Reader-submitted video: Oklahoma tornado

Crazy  Okies…..having a blast-excellent footage!

Apparently the Yukon twister;

Norman family rescued after storm blows garage over their home’s tornado shelter

By Associated Press

7:25 PM CDT, May 10, 2010

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Rescuers working with their bare hands and chain saws freed a Norman family after a fierce storm blew a garage over their home’s tornado shelter.

Storms that spawned numerous tornadoes throughout Oklahoma on Monday night apparently moved the garage from the family’s southeast Norman home over the entrance of the shelter.

The family’s home suffered only minor damage. When neighbors realized the family members weren’t inside the home, they checked the shelter, which was covered with debris from the garage.

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Unconfirmed-The Weather Channel: One fatality reported in Norman, OK due to a severe tornado outbreak occurring in that state.

Posted 7:41 pm

SE 104th and Draper Lake Rd Church

5:38pm 4 mi. SE of Norman,OK; NWS employee reported tornado, measured winds of 103 mph w/ anemometer.

Norman Oklalahoma May 10 2010
From the Novel Traveler Blogspot;

Monday, May 10, 2010

TORNADO – Norman Oklahoma

About 5pm there was a heavy t-storm west of Norman and Oklahoma University campus moving northeast.
Then a line of storms developed rapidly.
The tornado sirens started going off here about 5:30pm.
Many tornados dropped down all over the place. Not much warning. Many reports of circulations, not developed and dropped down. I saw one of those as it passed over OU campus from southwest to northeast, and passed directly over the huge apartments complex I live in near OU football stadium. The nearest best shelter is about 4 blocks east at OU Student Union. But there is 1 of 3 laundry rooms here, the center one, built into the side of a hill, for the best shelter here. I could not get over there in time. A 60 mph wind gust blew me off of my feet, but I landed on the grass, so not hurt.
Winds severe. Lights flickered frequently, but no power failure.
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Norman, OK. May 10 2010

CNN Newswire;
By the CNN Wire Staff
// ]]>May 10, 2010 8:08 p.m. EDT (7:08 CST)

(CNN) — A severe weather system spawned multiple tornadoes in the central Plains region Monday evening, including a massive twister recorded on video over Norman, Oklahoma, south of Oklahoma City.

Another tornado snaked through the sky above Yukon, west of Oklahoma City, and residents in nearby states were being advised to seek cover as the storm system moved through the area.

[. . .]Video out of Norman showed overturned cars, downed trees and damaged homes. Several mobile homes were blown to pieces in one neighborhood where debris littered yards and streets, alongside large trees ripped straight from the ground.

Nearly 28,000 homes were without power in the metro Oklahoma City area — about 13,500 in Norman alone, according to Oklahoma Gas & Electric.

Ashwood said preliminary reports out of Norman indicate that the damage is “similar to what you would see with an EF3” tornado, referring to the Enhanced Fujita Scale for measuring the strength of tornadoes. An EF3 is capable of producing winds up to 165 mph.


Massive tornado approaches Norman, Oklahoma

A news helicopter captured this dramatic footage of a massive tornado approaching Norman, Oklahoma at 5:40 p.m. Monday.

Powerful tornadoes blast central Oklahoma

The Storm Prediction Center at Norman had predicted the outbreak, saying the atmosphere had the right mix of winds, heat and moisture. One twister touched down just east of the center’s building on the University of Oklahoma campus.

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