Tornadoes strike Plains states, kill 2 in Oklahoma

A tornado that tore through Wynnewood, Oklahoma, left one man dead and killed some livestock while another touched down near Connerville and killed another man, officials said.

Kentucky State Police said in a statement that at least 10 people were hurt and an unknown number of homes and businesses were damaged when a tornado tracked across Graves County in the western part of the state Tuesday afternoon.

The storm lasted 15 to 20 minutes and when Lisa Buckner stepped outside, her home was gone, save for a concrete slab.

Earlier, over the weekend, Colorado was also struck by a series of tornadoes that damaged buildings and caused minor injuries; no fatalities were reported. The Storm Prediction Center said 23 tornadoes were reported across five states.

Interstate 35 near Wynnewood was temporarily closed on Monday so the storms could pass. Chester Barnes of Garvin County and Jackie Brooks of Johnston County were found dead after tornados destroyed their rural homes.

"I parked and went into the school, which has a safe room", Lance said.

According to KFOR, seven homes were destroyed and four were severely damaged in Garvin County.

Meteorologist Sean Clarke said the National Weather Service was investigating to determine whether the damages in Salem were caused by a tornado or straight-line winds.

Despite the Jarrell tornado, May actually does not produce the most severe tornadoes in Central Texas, said Troy Kimmel, a forecaster, and instructor at the University of Texas.

Around 7:40 p.m. Monday, the Salem Airport in Fulton County received severe damage.

Strong to severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are possible again Tuesday in the Ohio Valley and southern Plains, a day after two people were killed as the powerful system raked the central U.S. The National Weather Service says a tornado briefly touched down on the southeast edge of Lincoln, Neb.

The National Weather Service has also issued a Tornado Warning for eastern Cleveland County and Pottawatomie County due a storm east of Norman moving toward the communities of Little Axe, Pink, and Shawnee.

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