Tornado hits Oklahoma

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People in Oklahoma City and nearby suburbs are asked to take shelter due to a tornado emergency warning issued by the National Weather Service

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – A number of reports have come in confirming that a storm has moved into Oklahoma City and surrounding suburbs.

The Associated Press reports of a tornado touching down near El Reno, heading east towards Oklahoma City.The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has urged motorists to “get off Interstate 40 and drive to the south.”

As of 8:35 am, Philippine time, Piers Morgan of CNN also went on Twitter to say that a tornado has moved into Moore, Oklahoma.

A tornado emergency warning was put up for the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, according to a report from the Associated Press.

The alert, put up Friday evening, May 31 (June 1 Philippine time), includes Oklahoma City and a number of suburbs. Weather emergency warnings of this sort are generally issued by the National Weather Service in the event of a storm with tornadoes heading to a metropolitan area.

This alert also covered Moore, Oklahoma, which was affected by a tornado a week prior, killing at least 91 people.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has also warned motorists to exit Interstate 40 and look for shelter. –


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