1 dead, dozens injured in Tornadoes' that hit Texas and Oklahoma

 

1 dead, dozens injured in tornadoes that hit Texas and Oklahoma

Tornadoes swept through parts of Texas and Oklahoma on Friday, killing at least one person, injuring two dozen others and leaving dozens of homes and buildings in ruins.

The tornado hit McCurtain County, Oklahoma, in the southeast corner of the state. Cody McDaniel, the county's emergency manager, confirmed one death but did not immediately provide details.

The small town of Idabel sees its church, medical center and school in ruins.

"There was total destruction on the south and east sides of Idabel," Steven Carter, an emergency management coordinator for McCurtain County, told the Texarkana Gazette.

Carter told the paper people were still trapped late Friday.

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said search-and-rescue teams and generators were being sent to the Idabel area.

"Praying for Oklahomans impacted by today's tornadoes," Stitt tweeted.

Keli Cain of the Oklahoma Emergency Management Office said at least three other counties were also hit by storms, with flash flooding in some areas.


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