Governor Mary Fallin Gets Firsthand Look At Tornado Damage


Monday, May 20th 2013, 10:46 am

By: News On 6


The state Medical Examiner's Office has released the names of two men killed Sunday when a tornado tore across Shawnee.

The two men are Glen Irish, 79, and Bill Hutchinson, 76.

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin tours areas devastated by Sunday's tornadoes and severe storms.

The governor first stopped in the Lincoln County community of Carney, where four people were injured and over 40 homes were damaged or destroyed.

Lynn Hughes and her family have lived in Carney for 15 years, and now their home is gone

"We're very lucky we have a lot of our possessions left. I don't think the house is going to salvageable," Hughes said. "Nobody died, nobody's hurt. It's just stuff."

More than 20 people spent Sunday night in Red Cross shelters.

The governor expressed concerns that residents wouldn't know of incoming severe weather because power remains out in the community.  

Utility crews said it would likely take days to restore power. 

Utilities say power is out to about 6,000 homes and businesses across Oklahoma. Most of the outages are in Norman, Oklahoma City, Shawnee and Wellston.

The governor also toured damage at the Stillman Estates mobile home park in Shawnee.

5/19/2013 Related Story: State Of Emergency Declared For 16 Counties After Storms Rip Oklahoma

5/20/2013 Related Story: Deadly Twisters Tear Through Central Oklahoma

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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