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Extremely dangerous tornado in Tulsa, Oklahoma kills 1

Extremely dangerous tornado in Tulsa, Oklahoma has claimed life of a person and injured several others.

The death occurred inside a mobile home park near suburban Sand Springs on Wednesday, BBC reported quoting Tulsa police.

Tornado also caused damage to the entrance of the Moore Medical Center Temporary Emergency Department building.

USA Today has described it as an "extremely dangerous" and "life-threatening" tornado.

Around 7,206 power outages were reported by Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. at 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning in Oklahoma City.

Around 400 were evacuated from Oklahoma City airport terminal during storms, NewsOk reported.

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The aerial photo shows storm damage of the River Oaks Mobile Home Park in Sand Springs, Oklahoma on Thursday, March 26, 2015 (AP/Tulsa World, Tom Gilbert).

A weak tornado briefly touched down in Moore, near Oklahoma City. The area was hit so hard by a tornado in 2013 that people are still trying to recover.

Oklahoma tornado causes emergency declaration


Governor Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency for the following 25 counties due to tornadoes, severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding.
  1. Caddo
  2. Canadian 
  3. Carter
  4. Cleveland
  5. Comanche
  6. Creek
  7. Garvin
  8. Grady
  9. Lincoln
  10. Logan
  11. Love
  12. McClain
  13. Murray 
  14. Oklahoma
  15. Osage
  16. Pawnee
  17. Payne
  18. Pontotoc
  19. Rogers
  20. Seminole
  21. Stephens
  22. Tulsa
  23. Wagoner
  24. Washington
  25. Washita
The Oklahoma State Emergency Operations Center has been activated in response to the severe weather.

All schools in the Moore and Western Heights districts were closed Thursday due to storm damage.

    Original post: Natural Disasters List March 26, 2015

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