Tornadoes Wipe Out Homes, Communities In Central Oklahoma

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 7:46 pm
By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Hundreds of families are trying to figure out what to do after losing everything in Tuesday's tornadoes.

Twisters wiped out entire neighborhoods in El Reno and Piedmont.  SkyNews9 and Pilot Mason Dunn flew over a lake community in Piedmont where several large homes were reduced to nothing more than large piles of lumber.

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A tornado caused extensive damage to areas around the city of El Reno.  The twister damaged a Devon Energy production plant, which caused a gas leak.  Firefighters from several departments rushed to the plant to help contain it. 

The same tornado also injured at least 20 people working at an oil and gas production rig.

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Highway 66 between El Reno and Calumet will remain closed overnight as emergency personnel evaluate conditions in the area.

State Highway 58 is currently closed around Canton Lake due to tornado damage.

Pictures of tornado-ravaged areas are pouring into the website.

Storm Damage 5/24/11

Viewers from El Reno, Fairview, Guthrie, Piedmont and several other towns hit by tornadoes Tuesday sent photos of the destruction left by the twisters.

You can send pictures of storm damage to