Update: Two Dead In Tornado Outbreak In Oklahoma
SHAWNEE, Okla. (KFOR) – Authorities have confirmed two elderly men are dead following Sunday’s tornado outbreak across Oklahoma.
The victims are Glen Irish, 79, and Billy Hutchinson, 76, both of Shawnee, Oklahoma.
The most damaging system spawned tornadoes in Cleveland County and Pottawatomie County. The tornado decimated the Twin Lake Trailer Park in Shawnee.
Dozens of people lost their homes. Many missing pets were still roaming the area Monday morning, searching for their owners.
Governor Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency for 16 counties including Oklahoma County, Cleveland County and Pottawatomie County.
At least 21 storm-related injuries have been reported.
The Red Cross has set up shelters for victims of the storms.
This report is from WHNT’s sister station, KFOR-TV.