Sun May 26, 2019, 02:38 AM

tornado levels El Reno, Oklahoma; fatalities

Deadly tornado strikes El Reno, Oklahoma, for the 2nd time in 6 years

Officials confirmed at least two fatalities after a destructive tornado ripped through El Reno, Oklahoma, late Saturday night. An unknown number of people remain missing.

Extensive damage was reported at a hotel, the American Budget Value Inn, and a nearby mobile home park near the Highway 81 and Interstate 44 interchange, according to KOCO-TV.

First responders were extricating people from the hotel shortly after the twister struck, according to KFOR-TV. Over 30 people were believed to be in the hotel.

"It's been a serious, serious event here," El Reno Mayor Matt White said during a press conference early Sunday morning. "We have all hands on deck."

White described the scene at the mobile home park as "horrific.".....

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Sun May 26, 2019, 11:38 PM

1. Mighty close to home.

We've had several close calls this week, and flood water is threatening many more homes than the tornadoes.

Waiting for the go-ahead to go and help with clean up and rebuilding, and praying for the families impacted in the meantime.

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