- Multiple tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma Monday.
- Two people died in the storms.
- Most damage reported near Wynnewood and Sulphur
- Some damage in Stillwater
- National Weather Service says 7 tornadoes in Norman warning area
Governor Mary Fallin has declared a State of Emergency for 15 Oklahoma Counties.
Two people died after severe weather caused tornadoes in Oklahoma Tuesday night.
The National Weather Service said the damage near Wynnewood looked like it could have been an EF3, but that is preliminary.
Governor Mary Fallin released this statement about the tornadoes:
“My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those who were killed or hurt as a result of these storms. I am in constant contact with our State Emergency Operations Center and I know local authorities are doing everything they can to respond to those affected by the storms.
“With the threat of severe weather returning to our state Wednesday, I am asking all Oklahomans to stay aware of the weather and to take proper precautions to keep themselves out of harm’s way.
“I want to thank groups like the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma for feeding first responders, providing bulk distribution of cleanup supplies and assisting families whose homes were damaged or destroyed. The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma is also providing assistance with roof-tarping and large debris removal.”
Fallin later declared a State of Emergency in 15 Oklahoma counties.
WATCH: Timelapse of Oklahoma tornadoes
Officials confirmed one person died in the storms near Wynnewood, Oklahoma, in Garvin County. Another fatality in Johnston County was later confirmed.
Three homes were damaged or destroyed in Garvin County. Three people were transported to hospitals near Sulphur with non-critical injuries.
Garvin County Sheriff's Office posted a video on Facebook as they responded to the damage the day after the storm:
Oklahoma emergency management teams reported minimal damage reports.
A tornado reportedly touched down near Stillwater as well.
WATCH: Tornado near Stillwater
WATCH: Officials talk about Stillwater tornado damage
Several homes in Payne County were damaged. Power lines were also pulled down in the area.
Officials said the Oklahoma State Emergency Operations Center was activated following the storms.
WATCH: Tornado touches down near Wynnewood.
PICTURE: Storm produces tornadic funnel near Stillwater
The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma sent out disaster relief assessors along the tornado tracks to figure out where to send their volunteers.
BGCO disaster relief director Sam Porter said,
“I think we may activate some chain saw teams across the areas impacted. We may need to have some debris clearing teams as well. Because of the nature of Oklahomans, owners of many of the homes damaged or destroyed will have much help from friends, relatives and neighbors. However, some may not have the equipment needed to move large debris, and that is where Oklahoma Baptist disaster relief can be of assistance.”
Porter added one chain saw team is active in the Boswell area, where 10-12 homes were destroyed or severely damaged.
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