Tornado Touches Down In Enid

Sunday, April 26th 2009, 2:40 am
By: News On 6


ENID, Okla. (AP) - Authorities say search and rescue crews are going door to door to check on residents in northern Enid tonight after an apparent tornado touched down.

There were no reports of serious injuries with the storm, which ripped off roofs, tipped over trailers and downed power lines after touching down around 10 p.m.

Garfield County deputy emergency management director Rochelle Honigsberg says the roof of the Garfield County Expo Center was damaged and cars and trailers parked there for a home show were battered.

She says a mobile home park in north Enid was hit but the most serious injury she'd heard of was someone having a seizure.

Honigsberg says power is out in the city and officials would have a better idea of damage as daylight approaches.

According to the Oklahoma Gas and Electric Web site, more than 1,600 customers had no electricity in Enid.

The storm was 1 of several that pounded western and northern Oklahoma tonight, which forecasters expect to be the beginning of a prolonged stormy period for the state.

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