Pic from twitter by Shelby Barrow
May 24, 2011
I just spent about an hour at a local storm shelter in Norman until the twisters moved on.
That is a shot of one that passed just west of us. Debris was falling from the sky in the parking lot of the Sooner Fashion Mall where we took shelter.
Will be updating….
May 25, 2011
Oklahoma tornadoes: 9 confirmed dead after storms
The death toll from Tuesday’s tornadoes in Oklahoma is nine. A child has died at a hospital. Searchers are still looking for a 3-year-old boy from Piedmont.
Shot from Southwest OKC, Cleveland County
by banjojones on You Tube
Listening to RadioReference.com Live Police, Fire and EMS scanner feeds for Oklahoma
It’s a record year for deadly tornadoes-
The number of fatalities so far this year is more than 8 1/2 times the average number for an entire year — 56, according to CNN meteorologist Chad Myers. link
The Zero Meter Club Weather: Channel Storm Chasers
Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas
(Latest local reports is 7 fatalities as of 7:30 pm)
Child missing Local video coverage
KOCO Channel 5 Raw footage from Central Oklahoma
City Sentinel reports;
Despite a massive surge of storms and tornadoes around Oklahoma, no tornado damage has been reported in the Oklahoma City limits. City officials told The City Sentinel this evening (Tuesday, May 24) that wind damage to trees and power lines have been reported in south Oklahoma City.
Tornado Strikes Oklahoma City Suburbs, Kills 4
Published May 24, 2011 Associated Press
Canadian County emergency director Jerry Smith said two people died when the storm hit El Reno and Piedmont in his county just west of Oklahoma City. He did not have any immediate details about the deaths.
Three children suffered major injuries in Piedmont, according to Lara O’Leary, a spokeswoman for the region’s Emergency Medical Service Authority. She said emergency workers also were dispatched to a natural gas facility near El Reno after reports of an explosion. Read more
16:41 (CALUMET – ) FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORTING MANY HOUSES DESTROYED BY TORNADO WITH ENTRAPMENT, REQUEST ADDIT MANPOWER FOR SEARCH & RESCUE
17:00 (EL RENO – ) UNITS RPTG DEVON ENERGY TOOK A DIRECT HIT, 2 CRITICAL INJS AT THIS TIME, HY STRUCTURE DAMAG
17:21 (YUKON – ) FIRE DEPARTMENT RPTG 5 HOUSES HIT BY TORNADO, LARGE GAS LEAK IN AREA, EVACUATION OF RESIDENTS IN PROGRESS [ILL279]
9:14 There is tornado damage in Haskell. Meteorologist George Flickinger says there is a gas leak in Haskell. Some roofs are missing. Power is out. Tree limbs are down. He says it does not appear to have been a large tornado. Possible an EF-1. Reported by @KJRH2HD Tulsa OK http://twitter.com/#!/KJRH2HD
Search and Rescue reports 17:35 (PIEDMONT – ) SEVERAL HOUSE LEVELED – NATURAL GAS IN AREA CREWS SEARCHING FOR VICTIMS
17:37 (PIEDMONT – ) UPDATE: 3 CHILDREN KNOWN MISSING – DEER CREEK, EDMOND, OKC
Tornado Slams into a Semi
South of Norman
This is at SW 134 and Sante Fe in OKC. This was the second wave around 6:30 PM from the cell that dropped a tornado on Goldsby (Norman).
Near Moore and Purcell
VIOLENT Dibble/Washington/Goldsby Tornado! May 24, 2011
North of Canton Oklahoma
uploaded by KFish1051
Piedmont Storm Chasers startled by big tornado
First Pics coming in
FORT SMITH, Ark. — The National Weather Service is reporting that a large, dangerous tornado has destroyed the town of Denning, Arkansas, in Franklin County, just south of Altus.The tornado hit the area about 12:15 a.m., and it continued to the northeast. Spotters reported that this large tornado was up to a mile wide at one point just before it struck Denning.