Deadly Storms Rock Oklahoma

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The past month has showered Oklahoma with wicked weather that has resulted in floods and even death. People have driven around barricades into high water, and tornadoes have claimed the lives of numerous people. Residents in various communities throughout the area have reported little to no warning of the tornadoes. They have also questioned the sirens’ effectiveness, stating that they could not hear them if they went off. Finally, they have questioned how to tend to the cleanup after the storms roll through, leaving damage in their wake.

Cheryl Sharpe, Meteorologist with the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Norman, OK, commented via email on deaths related to wicked weather this year. “Four due to tornadoes (two on April 30, two on May 25); at least four due to flooding, three on May 21, and one earlier in May. NWS Tulsa’s area very likely has had additional deaths due to flooding,” she wrote.

Sharpe reported that there were at least 83 tornadoes in Oklahoma this year, rated at EF3 and below. She added that the numbers she reported did not reflect additional data still being investigated.


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