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Storms Slam Oklahoma, Flipping Cars and Cutting Power

2018-10-10 18:03
Powerful storms swept across eastern Oklahoma in the morning hours of Oct. 9, flipping cars and knocking out electricity. Accuweather reported that four tornadoes touched down near Oklahoma City. One passed through Midland City, leaving overturned cars in its wake. No major injuries were reported following the morning storms, Accuweather reported. . On Tuesday morning, severe thunderstorms tracked across central Oklahoma with the strongest storms spawning tornados near Oklahoma City. Midwest City, Oklahoma, was hit by one of these storms with a tornado flipping cars in the downtown area. [[https://twitter.com/NWSNorman/status/1049691000858439681]] The National Weather Service issued multiple Tornado Warnings for several counties in the Oklahoma City metro area, all expiring by 2 p.m. local time. Four tornados in total were reported. The storms continued to move northward through the day, continuing to batter the area with wind and rain, but no more tornados formed. Some of the greatest danger was caused by downed power lines. One homeowner suffered a situation which likely wasn’t covered by homeowners’ insurance: the trampoline in the back yard broke free and was lifted by the swirling winds right into some nearby power lines. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency due to the severe weather across the state since late last week.