Tornadoes and severe storms cause damage, injuries throughout Oklahoma

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Multiple tornadoes touched down on Sunday, leaving behind damage as another round of severe storms moved through Oklahoma.Storm chasers with sister station KOCO saw tornadoes near Custer City, Yukon, Union City, Hydro, Mustang and El Reno. As the sun rose on Monday, there is a better view of the damage and destruction left behind. Below is what we know about the overnight tornado outbreak in Oklahoma.Tornadoes caught on cameraKOCO crews captured the moments when at least two tornadoes touched down on Sunday.The first tornado was seen just west of Custer City, sparking a tornado emergency in the area. Storm chasers also tracked a tornado that touched down late Sunday night near Mustang. Open the video player above to watch. KOCO Meteorologist Damon Lane says he estimates that there were about 10 tornadoes on Sunday, putting Oklahoma near 80 tornadoes so far this year. Information about the tornado ratings has not been released.Damage and InjuriesThe tornadoes and severe storms left behind damage in several areas in Oklahoma ranging from the western part of the state to the Oklahoma City metro area.The Blaine County Sheriff’s office said two people were injured after their home was destroyed. They were taken to a hospital, but their condition is unknown. Custer County Emergency Management says 10-15 homes were damaged between Custer City and Hydro. Homes also were damaged in Butler, where two people were injured.The full extent of the damage and injuries is unknown as of early Monday morning, but authorities have not reported any deaths.In the metro, KOCO crews found a home near Yukon with significant damage and its roof ripped off. Residents in the area said everyone was accounted for, but dozens were searching overnight for livestock that might have been impacted.Power lines and fences also were torn down. Lightning strikes also caused large tank battery fires in different parts of Oklahoma. First, a tank battery caught fire after a lightning strike in Geary. Storm Command was there as the flames raged on. Later, lightning possibly sparked massive flames in Bethany.Airport ImpactThe tornado-warned storms that moved through Oklahoma City late Sunday night forced people at Will Rogers World Airport to shelter in place. All planes were grounded as the storms moved through.People inside the airport were moved to its tunnel for safety. Authorities have not reported any injuries or damage at the airport.

Multiple tornadoes touched down on Sunday, leaving behind damage as another round of severe storms moved through Oklahoma.

Storm chasers with sister station KOCO saw tornadoes near Custer City, Yukon, Union City, Hydro, Mustang and El Reno. As the sun rose on Monday, there is a better view of the damage and destruction left behind.

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Below is what we know about the overnight tornado outbreak in Oklahoma.

Tornadoes caught on camera

KOCO crews captured the moments when at least two tornadoes touched down on Sunday.

The first tornado was seen just west of Custer City, sparking a tornado emergency in the area.

Storm chasers also tracked a tornado that touched down late Sunday night near Mustang. Open the video player above to watch.

KOCO Meteorologist Damon Lane says he estimates that there were about 10 tornadoes on Sunday, putting Oklahoma near 80 tornadoes so far this year. Information about the tornado ratings has not been released.

Damage and Injuries

The tornadoes and severe storms left behind damage in several areas in Oklahoma ranging from the western part of the state to the Oklahoma City metro area.

The Blaine County Sheriff’s office said two people were injured after their home was destroyed. They were taken to a hospital, but their condition is unknown.

Custer County Emergency Management says 10-15 homes were damaged between Custer City and Hydro. Homes also were damaged in Butler, where two people were injured.

The full extent of the damage and injuries is unknown as of early Monday morning, but authorities have not reported any deaths.

In the metro, KOCO crews found a home near Yukon with significant damage and its roof ripped off. Residents in the area said everyone was accounted for, but dozens were searching overnight for livestock that might have been impacted.

Power lines and fences also were torn down.

Lightning strikes also caused large tank battery fires in different parts of Oklahoma. First, a tank battery caught fire after a lightning strike in Geary. Storm Command was there as the flames raged on.

Later, lightning possibly sparked massive flames in Bethany.

Airport Impact

The tornado-warned storms that moved through Oklahoma City late Sunday night forced people at Will Rogers World Airport to shelter in place. All planes were grounded as the storms moved through.

People inside the airport were moved to its tunnel for safety. Authorities have not reported any injuries or damage at the airport.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.