Two people were killed and more than three dozen injured in yesterday’s tornadoes.
The State Medical Examiner's Office said 79-year-old Glen Irish and 76-year-old Billy Hutchinson, both of Shawnee, were killed in the twister.
The director of the state's Emergency Management agency said Monday that 39 people were injured during Sunday afternoon's storms.
A powerful twister swept through Bethel Acres near Shawnee, about 40 minutes east of Oklahoma City. Mobile homes, frame homes cars and other structures were swept up in the tornado.
Somehow the twister managed to spare a few homes. We spoke to Natasha Meeks, who's damages were minor compared to others.
"I know it sounds selfish but I am thankful it still here. It's got damage. I mean half the siding came off. Stuff went through the walls," she explained.
There were also stray dogs, wandering around the morning after. Maeghan Hadley, of 1 Day Ranch is fostering some lost animals, including 9 horses. She was prepared to take on a a stray named Monster, when she noticed a tag with a cell phone number. She was able to reunite him with his family, which has lost everything.
"We can rebuild. That's it," said Mike Taber, Monster's owner.
Several semi-trucks were turned on their sides near Interstate 40 and Highway 177 in Shawnee. The road was totally blocked for several hours. OHP troopers report that all lanes were reopened by 4:50am.
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