Death Toll From Brutal Tornado And Flooding In Oklahoma Rises To Nine
Joe Weisenthal and Michael Kelley
June 1 2013
The same parts of Oklahoma that were devastated by tornadoes earlier this month were getting brutal weather again Friday evening.
Nine people were killed, Heide Brandes of Reuters reports, and about 50 people were hurt, (five critically) when 7 inches of rain fell on Oklahoma City in the span of a few hours.
The National Weather Service reported that “several” tornadoes rolled in from the prairie to the metropolitan area, clogging streets and highways.
“Some tornadoes are wrapped in rain, so it’s basically impossible to see, which is extremely dangerous,” Bruce Thoren, a meteorologist with National Weather Service in Norman, told the The Associated Press. “Somebody driving along really not familiar with what’s going on can basically drive into it.”