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05-25-2011, 01:41 AM
(CNN) -- A large tornado touched down Tuesday and advanced on communities northwest of Oklahoma City, snapping power poles, overturning vehicles and injuring motorists, officials said. Canadian County Emergency Management Director Jerry Smith told CNN there were reports of a large tornado crossing I-40 near El Reno and heading toward Calumet and metropolitan Oklahoma City.

The storm has injured an unspecified number of motorists on Interstate 40 and U.S. 81, Smith said. Deputies were attending to the in


05-25-2011, 02:35 AM
A tornado was reported earlier today - killed seven in areas around Oklahoma City.

It's about 12:30am Wednesday here in Shell Knob, and the slow, rolling thunder is picking up. The satellite reception just dropped, and our Golden Retriever is under my desk right now. Whatever we get is on its way, but that's life in the Midwest! Been through tornadoes before.

Death toll in Joplin is up to 127 the last I heard, and 1500 missing. Most of the missing would not be casualties, just folks that haven't been reached.