Twisters damage homes, property in Oklahoma; twin storms rake Oklahoma City suburbs

By Tim Talley, AP
Monday, May 10, 2010

Series of twisters damage homes, cars in Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. — Tornadoes have raked Oklahoma City and its suburbs, tossing cars off highways and flipping mobile homes.

Two tornadoes touched down in the area during the height of rush hour Monday afternoon. Only one minor injury has been reported, but emergency managers fear the count could rise as first responders fan out across the state.

The storms were part of a violent weather system that produced twisters in Kansas and other parts of Oklahoma. Forecasters had warned of a tornado outbreak since last week.

In Kansas, the most serious damage was reported in Belmont. Several homes were damaged in the town east of Topeka and widespread power outages were reported.

In Wichita, Tabor University and Wichita State University shut down for the evening as the storms moved through.

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