Tushka Oklahoma

April 15, 2011 by USA Post 

Tushka Oklahoma, (CNN) – At least two people dead and dozens more are injured after a large tornado touched down in South Central Oklahoma on Thursday night. Amateur hunters storm, Brandon Inman and Jennifer Miller captured the large tornado near Tushka, Oklahoma, on the tape.

The Atoka County Sheriff says the damage in his county is widespread and cited “never seen anything like this.” He says the school in Tushka was destroyed and many homes and buildings are also believed to be destroyed.

A tornado roared through the small town of Tushka in Atoka County Thursday night, killing two people and injuring at least 15 other people.

The tornado destroyed a school, houses and several buildings. The Atoka County Sheriff also reported on the roofs was torn off several buildings, including local Walmart. It tore roofs and broken windows.

The tornado was part of an outbreak of bad weather that extended east of I-35 to Ponca City Ardmore caused several tornadoes and large hail.

The Red Cross says about 10 people stayed at his home Thursday night. The shelter at First Baptist Church in Atoka will be open on time.

Red Cross has sent damage assessment teams to the area Tushka. The teams working with those affected by the storms to determine their needs and how the Red Cross can help with immediate needs.

In addition, the Red Cross will have 3 emergency vehicles in the area for mobile feeding operations.

Officials are still trying to determine the extent of damage in the town of 350 people. These efforts have been hampered by the tornado hit at night and knocked down trees and power lines made travel difficult.

Paul Reaney, CEO of Atoka County Medical Center, said that injuries ranging from cuts and scrapes to more serious problems. He had no details on injuries.

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U.S. north to Highway, the main road through the area, was closed because semi-trailers Tushka and scattered trees in the road, emergency management officials said.

Significant damage was also reported in and around Atoka.

Atoka Emergency Management Agency said residents were trapped in their homes last week. Rescuers trying to reach those trapped. Emergency management officials also said there was heavy structural damage throughout the city.

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