Homes destroyed in two tornado outbreaks in Oklahoma City

Homes destroyed in two tornado outbreaks in Oklahoma City

At least 12 people were injured during two tornado outbreak in parts of Texas, Kansas and Nebraska on the night of May 6, 2015.  The Oklahoma City seems to have suffered the greatest amount of damage, 10 homes have been reported destroyed in Amber and 25 in Bridge Creek. People were twice evacuated into a tunnel outside the security zone at Will Rogers World Airport.

The National Weather Service reported 5 to 8 inches (127 to 203 mm) of rain in the area, and 7.1 inches (180.3 mm) at the Oklahoma City Airport have set a daily rainfall record. The massive rainfall has caused the city to issue a flood emergency warning for the first time in the history of Oklahoma City, according to spokeswoman Kristy Yager.

More than 10 homes near Grand Island were damaged and at least nine tornadoes were reported in Kansas. The Storm Prediction Center had warned that bad weather is on it's way to the Tornado Alley. "People just really need to stay weather aware, have a plan and understand that severe storms are possible across portions of the southern Plains almost daily through Saturday," meteorologist Jonathan Kurtz said.

Video credit: SkyNews

Featured image: Supercell over Tuttle, Oklahoma on May 6, 2015. Credit: @twoguyschasing


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