Tornadoes Touch Down In Oklahoma

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 12:59 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- At least three tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma on Tuesday, causing minor injuries and leaving trails of damage and thousands of homes and businesses without electricity.

Six homes were damaged or destroyed near the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond and several businesses reported damage in both cities.

Hours later, a tornado described by meteorologists as large and violent moved through the south-central Oklahoma town of Lone Grove, injuring several people and doing "extensive" property damage.

Chester Agan, the assistant emergency manager for Carter County, says some mobile homes were destroyed at a trailer park in northeast Lone Grove, but he said there were no injuries there. 

Agan says officials are concerned about some homes southwest of the town and whether residents there were hurt.

Earlier, a tornado touched down in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, leaving damage but no serious injuries. The National Weather Service says another tornado did damage in
north-central Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Gas and Electric had 28,500 customers lose power, mostly in the Oklahoma City area. Eighteen power poles were snapped.

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