Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak Kills 5
Staff and Wire Reports
OKLAHOMA CITY – Five people were killed in Oklahoma on Monday during an outbreak of violent weather that dropped tornadoes and 4-inch hail across the state.
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokesman Jerry Lojka said two people were killed in Oklahoma City and three were killed in Cleveland County to the south of the city.
Oklahoma City officials said the fatalities there involved a young boy who was hit by debris in his home and a man whose recreational vehicle flipped over on top of him.
Cleveland County Emergency Management said a mother and two children were the other three victims, but did not have any additional information on these deaths.
None of the victims' names have been released.
Officials reported that at least 60 others suffered injuries throughout Oklahoma in the daylong onslaught. Two of the injuries were critical.
In Moore, 20 patients were treated for storm related injuries, mostly minor head injuries from debris. Thirty people were treated at the Norman Health Plex.
All patients with severe trauma in the area were taken to Norman Regional Hospital. Five patients were treated and released from the hospital.
EMSA said they transported five patients from the storm damaged areas, all are in good or fair condition.