Two victims confirmed dead in Shawnee tornado outbreak
SHAWNEE, Okla. — Authorities have confirmed two elderly men are dead following Sunday’s tornado outbreak across Oklahoma.
The victims are Glen Irish, 79, and Billy Hutchinson, 76, both of Shawnee.
The most damaging system spawned tornadoes in Cleveland County and Pottawatomie County.
The tornado decimated the Twin Lake Trailer Park in Shawnee.
Dozens of people lost their homes when the tornado destroyed the trailer park.
Many missing pets were still roaming the area Monday morning, searching for their owners.
Governor Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency for 16 counties including Oklahoma County, Cleveland County and Pottawatomie County.
At least 21 storm-related injuries have been reported.
The Red Cross has set up three shelters for victims of the storms at the following locations:
- Carney Senior Center: 301 E Maple in Carney
- Shawnee High School Athletic Center: 1001 N Kennedy in Shawnee.
- Little Axe Resource Center: 1970 156 Ave NE in Norman.
Red Cross volunteers will be providing shelter, clothing and food for storm victims.
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