UPDATE: 2nd Person Killed By Oklahoma Tornado

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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UPDATE: Monday, May 20, 2013

Oklahoma's state medical examiner's office says a second person was killed by a tornado that leveled a central Oklahoma mobile home park.

Office spokeswoman Amy Elliott on Monday identified the two people who are confirmed to have been killed during Sunday's storms as 79-year-old Glen Irish and 76-year-old Billy Hutchinson. Both men were from Shawnee.

One of several tornadoes that touched down in parts of the nation's midsection on Sunday leveled the Steelman Estates Mobile Home Park near Shawnee.

It wasn't immediately clear if both victims lived at the mobile home park.

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An Oklahoma sheriff is crediting early warnings for a low death toll during a tornado outbreak that ravaged the Plains and Midwest.

Authorities say a 79-year-old man died Sunday when a twister flattened much of a mobile home park southeast of Oklahoma City. Sheriff Mike Booth credited TV and radio stations that provided wall-to-wall broadcasts of the violent weather.

Lindsay Carter, of Shawnee, says she fled her home when she heard a tornado was coming. When she returned, she had lost part of her home's roof, but some of her neighbors' homes had vanished.

Forecasters say tornadoes could hit Monday in parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma — roughly the same area hit Sunday night.


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