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Video: 4 dead, 100 injured after tornado outbreak, severe weather across Oklahoma

Jun 10, 2024
tonight we're following the aftermath after

tornado

es ripped through Oklahoma last night and again this afternoon you're seeing

video

of just some of the damage around Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management says four deaths related to last night's

severe

storms have now been confirmed. Fox 23's

severe

weather

team traveled to the hardest hit areas. We have team coverage throughout this newscast showing the damage in Holdenville, Sulfur, Wagner Morris and Oklahoma City, so I'm glad you're with us tonight. You're watching Fox 23 News at 10. Shay Rosy and I thank you for joining us tonight and also joining certified neologist Mike Grogen.
video 4 dead 100 injured after tornado outbreak severe weather across oklahoma
It's been a really hectic couple of days. It's been very busy since Friday morning. We have been on air continuously for more than 10 hours. It's been a very busy period of time covering several rounds of

tornado

es and I want to get to those reports that started with last night, we ended with storms hitting much of Green Country, we'll even take you back to tomorrow morning and what you'll see. The first tornadoes were reported Saturday morning north of Enid and then during Saturday afternoon we had a series of tornadoes almost on the edge of our viewing area, very, very close to the Shiaka County border with Kansas and this area.
video 4 dead 100 injured after tornado outbreak severe weather across oklahoma

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video 4 dead 100 injured after tornado outbreak severe weather across oklahoma...

I got nine confirmed tornado warnings or at least nine, uh, throughout the afternoon and evening, it's crazy for Shiaka County to get sirens going off nine times from separate storms, well that was the first part, the Part two affected a much larger section of Green Country and produced its first tornadoes around the Norman area, we also had tornadoes on I35 and then we had our own tornadoes in Green Country starting near Holdenville and then a series of them moving up from Oakmi into the Oakmi County area into Wagner County along the Leading Edge tornado potential and then continued east from there and in total you can see the tornado traversing the state from the Red River to Kansas.
video 4 dead 100 injured after tornado outbreak severe weather across oklahoma
You will hear about a couple of these two, of which were ef3 tornadoes, many of which have not yet been hit and of course at the top. Of all that, we also had several reports of wind damage since Friday morning. There have been 23 tornadoes reported in our state and we are not completely done with the storms yet, we still have some thunder showers in southeastern Oklahoma and a last batch trying to come from the west producing some lightning and thunder near Chandler and also a small thunder shower approaching Oilon in Northwestern Creek County. Some of this activity could get a little closer to Tulsa tonight.
video 4 dead 100 injured after tornado outbreak severe weather across oklahoma
We still have a limit to cross, but in the morning we will be there. waking up to dry conditions, temperatures in the upper 50s, maybe some patchy fog, and as we move in we have a dry day before chances of rain and storms return in greater abundance. As we get closer to the middle of the week, we'll talk more about that in your 10-day forecast ahead. All of these businesses in downtown Sulfur overnight have been wiped out, so we need to help rebuild Sulfur's solo. the amount of damage that was done so we have early reports that think this is a F F4 uh it just blows down the center of here and um I just haven't seen this much destruction uh since my time as governor the governor Kevin sits down to the damage across Oklahoma, we brought you that live press conference today around 1:30. this afternoon from sulfur where we are sitting he says we know one person died the storm reduced buildings to rubble and took the roofs off houses in a 15 block radius and look at that flooding right there.
The governor issued a state of emergency for 12 counties in the state. He says 100 people were

injured

by Cuts Falls, hit or thrown into something, and transportation-related injuries. The governor has promised that the state and federal government will help affected cities rebuild. Our Fox 23 severe

weather

team's coverage now continues in Holdenville and Hughes County. where two people, including a baby, are confirmed

dead

, is so heartbreaking that Fox 23 host Rick Mar and I went to Holdenville to see the hardest-hit locations. There are several families around Holdenville that live in situations like this, but I... Emergency managers have told me when it comes to supplies and things like that, Walmart and the American Red Cross have already stepped up .
If you feel the need to help at this time, they ask that you pray for these families for the things they have to experience. In the next few weeks, my whole family lives on Highway 48, so I was on the phone with my mom and dad, they were in the basement and we saw him at their house. We could tell he was at home. Stephanie Kazy saw it on television and sometimes in person when Saturday night's tornado devastated her family's property outside of Holdenville this house belongs to her Aunt Judy he still had walls but when it reached the roof it ended up on the other side of the street and in a nearby field and then I called Judy on the phone with my aunt here and we knew she was at her house and my husband said, it's about to hit and she said, I think it already hit and he said no , it's about to hit right now, get down and we'll hear it explode. our house with two

dead

, including a baby, and four

injured

Stephanie says her family considers themselves lucky despite the reconstruction work that has just begun.
Her aunt moved back in last week after the house was damaged in a storm and was completely remodeled in the last 9 years. months, two, three lifetimes of work to put all this together and in moments she was south and west of her aunt's house, houses erased from their foundations or at least missing walls and roofs. Some tried to talk to me but we are too excited. about how close they came to not only losing everything but losing their lives, if you're wondering what the wreckage is, emergency managers told us it was a double wide trailer that was completely swept away and blown up for at least a room.
One mile north is where the rubble of this house now is, emergency management says this doubly white house is where the baby who died lived. The circumstances of what happened are unclear, but judging by the current appearance of the prefabricated house, there is no need to demand too much. Lots of imagination, we have quite a bit of structural damage, from minor to completely gone. We have four injuries and two deaths and an adult man and a four-month-old baby. They were together? No, no, they weren't. Mike Dockery is the Hughes. County Emergency Manager, he established a command post shortly after the storm passed, but by the end of Sunday everyone said they were good at resources and help.
He says that the actual central part of the city of Holdenville dodged a problem, but the rural parts of the city were still too close for comfort. What I would like to ask for is prayer for the families who lost their loved ones and their homes. Stephanie says she knows the family that lost the baby and being such a small town many say it's a shocking loss for everyone and they can only imagine what the parents are feeling but it's also that small town mentality that people had here ready to help without even having been called to help.
We had over 30 people here today helping us. ask bring food bring water get dirty throw throw things uh you know, just go through everything to find what was valuable when it comes to damage like this, this is the worst part of Saturday's tornado, even if you still have the walls standing and all your Things are inside the house for the most part, the problem is that not only did it rain right after the tornado, it also rained on Sunday, so a lot of the things that would normally be put away were soaked when the pickup started heading north. from Holdenville covering big news I'm Rick Marin on FOX23 News our severe weather coverage team continues in Sulfur we told you Governor Kevin S announced we know one person died there Fox 23's Jenna James talks to people whose homes were destroyed by the storm After Saturday night's tornado in Murray County, people here in Sulfur are working on cleanup, which will be a long process.
Have you ever seen anything like this? I have never seen anything like this and I have lived in Oklahoma my entire life. just Devastation everywhere there's a lot of rubble um there's not much standing downtown uh it's bad, it's bad Casey McCracken and her Aunt Vicki showed us the most affected houses, including Casey's grandmothers, that wall blew up and Look, there's a tree branch here. I can see right from the back door to the front door and there is debris everywhere. If he had been there, he would have definitely died. Casey says her dad was asleep Saturday night when this piece of wood flew through the window and hit him in the back of the head, then he woke up and called her, my dad is blind and lives right here and I had to get an act of Congress to come here to look for my dad, so I had to talk to an officer, he let me through. then I had to go to this checkpoint and then I had to use that officer's name to get through, then they let me through.
I thought like my dad is blind, please let me in. Murray County Emergency Management reported multiple injuries, including about 20 at the bar. that collapsed Crews went house to house to check on neighbors as soon as it hit, went directly over our house, flew open the basement door when the basement door opened, a pile of rubble when we finally went to try to go out. it was completely covered we called emergency services Governor Kevin Stit talked about the devastation and the funds to rebuild, we are going to help sulfur rebuild and they have lost a lot here and all the businesses and uh um, it's just, it's incredible . but thank God it wasn't, it wasn't work on the injury side in Sulfur covering big news Jenna James FOX23 News continues our severe weather team's coverage many local highways and roads are closed after last night's tornadoes Fox 23's The Paris Rain is live on The Newsroom after speaking with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.
Many Paris are closed due to flooding of debris or downed power lines. That's it, Shane, wait a minute. I'll show you a list of those roads, but ODOT says they are temporary closures. Although they are a team effort, although they are not sure of a specific time at this time when these roads will reopen, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation is responding to many counties that were hit by tornadoes and severe weather since Saturday overnight into Sunday Bryce Boer with ODOT says they are taking steps to keep roads safe due to flood debris and downed power lines and with that you know we had some severe weather debris that closed some of our roads and that some high water closed some of our roads also Boer says the safety of the traveling public is Odot's top priority.
If you take a look at your screen, these are the roads that have now reopened in Holdenville Marietta and Mallister and here are the roads that are still closed. due to debris flooding or downed power lines in chakota west of mallister Haleyville and south now I know you said there are a handful of counties that are closed, will they be closed all day or will there be people going to work tomorrow? be affected at all by any of these new closures, sure, yes, it really depends on the type of what is causing the closure, so we currently have six closures, so it really depends on what these closures are, some of them are due at a high water level and it's just you know it's out of our control it's just a matter of how long it takes for the water to recede uh part of it is because of the storm damage Boyer says they advise everyone who lives in the counties more affected by Saturday night's tornadoes to find an alternate route because there is a good chance you will have a detour, the best thing you can do is plan your route before you go, and if you are driving during this time of year and see water on the road, do not perform the test.
If you have a road you usually take that is closed right now, you can visit our website at fox23.com to find out how you can stay up to date on road closures and openings just before you leave for work tomorrow morning. live on The Newsroom covering important news I'm the Paris Ring Fox 23 News, we have

video

of even more storm damage in Green Country. On the left side of the screen is a video of Wagner where a small tornado snapped trees, damaged roofs and broke windows. and on the right side of his screen is a video of Morris where storms tore down fences and trees fell on houses.We will be following recovery efforts and providing updates here on air and on fox23.com.

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