Severe Storms Pound Kansas And Oklahoma

The Plains and Midwest were hit hard by a strong storm that included a mile-wide tornado in Oklahoma that damaged roofs and structures on Sunday. UPDATE: Authorities say a tornado that severely damaged a mobile home park southeast of Oklahoma City killed a 79-year-old man and injured at least six people who lived in the mobile home park.

1. Huge storm clouds in Kan.

2. Image of the tornado in Kan.

3. There was giant hail in Kan.

4. And the tornado in Kan. downed power lines.

5. A mile-wide tornado hit Okla.

6. A funnel cloud tornado formed.

Funnel cloud Tornado from moments ago in Edmond, OK (pic: @MPrendergastTX)

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7. There was also giant hail.

VINE: Huge hail hitting a pool in Oklahoma http://t.co/opyx83mFFm

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8. Damaged homes in Luther, Okla.

9. A stovepipe tornado in Shawnee, Okla.

Large stovepipe tornado heading towards Shawnee, OK!! #okwx

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10. UPDATE — May 19, 2013, 8:06 p.m. ET: At least 100 homes have also been damaged by the tornado in Okla.

NEW: reports of at least 100 homes damaged or destroyed by #tornado near Lake Thunderbird, OK #OKwx

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11. Sheriff in Okla. reports at least one dead and more were injured in a trailer park.

BREAKING: Sheriff: At least 1 dead, more injured in a trailer park in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma - @news9

— MicahGrimes (@Micah Grimes)

12. UPDATE — May 19, 2013, 8:20 p.m. ET: Image of the trailer park destroyed near Shawnee, Okla.

Massive damage at trailer park near Shawnee, OK. Via News9 OKC. #okwx #tornado

— alastormspotter (@Scott McClellan)

13. Overturned semitruck near Shawnee, Okla.

Semis over turned near I-40 and 177 near Shawnee, OK (@jaclyncosgrove)

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Another photo of the damage near Shawnee, OK following a very large tornado

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15. UPDATE — May 19, 2013, 9:07 p.m. ET: Video of the tornado in Okla. from Live Storms Media.

16. UPDATE — May 19, 2013, 10:50 p.m. ET: Okla. Governor Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency for 16 counties.

Oklahoma governor declares state of emergency in 16 counties after tornadoes. http://t.co/5UE7BuyJkH

— cnnbrk (@CNN Breaking News)

17. UPDATE — May 20, 2013, 12:42 a.m. ET: Authorities say a tornado that severely damaged a mobile home park southeast of Oklahoma City killed a 79-year-old man and injured at least six people who lived in the mobile home park.


SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a tornado that severely damaged a mobile home park southeast of Oklahoma City killed a 79-year-old man whose body was found in an open area of the neighborhood.

Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth also said that six people who lived in the mobile home park were injured. Between 30 and 35 homes had significant damage, and number of frame homes in the neighborhood also sustained damage.

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