Authorities: 5 Confirmed Dead in NW Okla. Tornado

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Keli Cain said early Sunday that state medical examiner's office had confirmed the fatalities in the Woodward area. Cain said she didn't know the gender or age of the victims or details of their death.

The National Weather Service said the tornado hit at 12:18 a.m. Sunday.

Woodward Mayor Roscoe Hill says sirens were not apparently sounding when the tornado hit. He said the sirens had gone off loudly during earlier storms on Saturday afternoon. Hill says the tornado hit in a mixed area of residences and businesses.

Woodward police say search and rescue units have gone to the damage area.


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