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Here’s the start of today’s severe storms. Shannon Dobbs Hill sent us this pic from near Erick aroudn 4:30 this evening.


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Lori Herrian sent us this pic from near Lawton.

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Unconfirmed reports of damage at the McDonald’s in Elk City.

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Large tornado on the ground near Tipton. Just to the south side of Highway 5. If you are in Tipton, get to a safe area. 

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Mike Morgan: Tipton tornado is the size of Tipton itself.

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Storm spotters: Tipton could take a direct hit.

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South of Tipton. Courtesy Chris Davis.

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Mike Morgan: Tornado has been on the ground about 30 minutes or so.

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A tornado warning has been issued for Major County until 6:45 p.m.

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No indication that this tornado is lifting at all in Tillman Co.

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Winds with Tipton storm could be as high as 200 mph according to Mike Morgan.

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Folks near Fairview should take tornado precautions now.

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Tornado on the ground southwest of Orienta in Major County. 

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Sayre, OK – Audri Flowers

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Sweetwater, OK – Audri Flowers

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Tornado Warning extended for Comanche County.

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A tornado warning has been issued for Alfalfa and Major counties until 7:15 p.m.

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Kaeci Tennery sent us the video below from earlier tonight in Elk City. You can hear sirens going off as clouds swirl overhead. 
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The tornado warning in Tillman County has been extended until 7:15 p.m.

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Rebecca Cantrell May 16, 20156:58 pm

Flash flood warning in the following counties until 9 p.m.:

Caddo, Comanche, Jackson, Kiowa, and Tillman

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Please do not call Will Rogers World Airport for flight status. Check http://www.flyokc.com and you can take advantage of the trak-a-flight feature on the arrivals page. It will also let you know if flights have left the origination city or if it is the air. 

Dallas Franklin & KFOR-TV May 16, 20157:03 pm

Storm west of Binger is of concern right now.

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Tinker AFB AWACS planes evacuated to Arizona

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Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Caddo County, Comanche County, Jackson County, Tillman County and Kiowa County until 9:00 p.m.

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A Tornado Warning has been issued for Medicine Park. Take cover now.

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A tornado warning has been issued for Caddo and Comache counties until 7:45 p.m. 

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A tornado is being reported on the ground along Hwy 115 near Cache. Take your precautions now.

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Residents in Meers should take their tornado precautions. Strong rotation is being reported in the area.

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A tornado watch remains in effect for Canadian, Cleveland, Grady, Kingfisher, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, Oklahoma, Payne and Pottawatomie counties until midnight. 

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If you see storms or damage you can tweet us pictures or message us on Facebook. Be sure to tag or mention @KFOR 

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A wedge tornado is being reported in the area southwest of Apache. Residents in Apache and Boone need to take their tornado precautions.

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There is one report of a home destroyed near Elmer. Fortunately, there are no reports of injuries thus far.

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Storm damage near Leedey.  Damage to barn, truck and equipment

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Near Snyder 

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The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says several power poles and lines are down. There is also storm damage being reported near Leedy.

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Damage in Elk City, photo courtesy Paula Ray

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Roger Mills County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that barns, power lines and windows have sustained damage from the storms.

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More damage in Elk City, photo courtesy Paula Ray

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Cleo Springs, photo courtesy Casey Jones

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Strong storms could approach the metro between 8:30- 9:30pm. Tornado watch remains in effect until midnight. 

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House destroyed west of Elmer.  Officials say no one was injured.

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Tornado near Apache has lifted.

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Rebecca Cantrell May 16, 20157:47 pm

A tornado warning has been issued for Caddo and Comanche counties until 8:15 p.m.

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A tornado warning has also been issued for Cotton County until 8:15pm. Tornado sirens are going off in Geronimo.

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A flash flood warning has been issued for Caddo, Comanche, Jackson, Tillman and Kiowa counties until 9 pm.

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Tornado on the ground near Cyril.

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The tornado is said to be along Hwy 8 near Cyril/ Indian City. 

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Tornado on the ground SW of Geronimo.

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Tornado headed directly toward Duncan.  Take your precautions now.

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A Tornado Warning has been issued for Caddo and Grady counties until 8:30 p.m.

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Tornado sirens are going off in Chickasha. Residents need to stay weather aware as storms approach the metro.

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There is a tornado warning in Comanche, Grady, and Stephens counties until 8:45 p.m.

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Brief tornado touchdown possible about 5 miles north of Cement, OK

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Tornado warning remain in effect for Comanche, Stephens & Grady counties until 8:45 p.m.

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Gloss Mountains, photo courtesy Brandy Darr

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Tornado damage near Cleo Springs.  Courtesy: Cynthia Schmidt

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Prague, OK – Mellissa Corum

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Chickasha is being hit with heavy rain, hail and lightning. 

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Winds in Apache blew over this heavy wooden playset, but left a small plastic one untouched. Thanks to Tara Stewart for the photo!

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The tornado warning for Grady County has been canceled, but strong thunderstorms are still moving through the area.

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A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Cotton, Tillman, McClain, Oklahoma, Canadian, Garvin, Grady and Cleveland counties.

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A tornado warning has been issued for Pottawatomie County until 9 p.m. 

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Laura Johnson-Headrick‎ sent us this photo from Enid.

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Small supercells south of Tecumseh creating the potential for tornadoes in Pottawatomie County.

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Deborah Brown took this shot in Apache.

Dallas Franklin & KFOR-TV May 16, 20158:43 pm

Tornado Warning for Techumseh and Shawnee.  Take cover.

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A tornado watch has been issued for most of the state, including all the way to the border of Arkansas until 3 a.m.

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Here comes the flooding, and in a big way. This storm shelter came out of the ground in Cherokee, OK. Chris and Darcy Melzer sent this to us.

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Residents are reporting that sirens are sounding in Newcastle.

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Tornado warning is in effect for Pottawatomie, Lincoln and Seminole counties until 9:30 p.m.

Rebecca Cantrell May 16, 20158:59 pm

Danelle Mosley-Arveson says there’s quite a light show in Blanchard right now.

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Tornado sirens are sounding in Earlsboro as rotation is being detected on radar east of Shawnee, heading toward Prague.

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Up to 75 mile per hour winds are being recorded near Norman. Stay away from windows.

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Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Cotton, Jefferson, Murray, Carter, Garvin, Grady & Stephens counties until 10 p.m.

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Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for McClain, Oklahoma, Lincoln, Pottawatomie & Cleveland counties until 10 p.m.

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Storm in Lincoln County heading toward Prague at 9:25 p.m. Take your tornado precautions. 

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Tornado sirens are going off in Stroud as a strong storm heads that way. It is expected to reach Stroud at 9:53 p.m. 

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Reports of power outages in Edmond.

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Will Rogers World Airport is reporting that lightning is causing problems with arriving flights. 

Dallas Franklin & KFOR-TV May 16, 20159:40 pm

A tank battery was struck by lightning about 16 miles north of Mooreland.  Courtesy: Travis Barnard.

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Seneca West took this shot in Cherokee.

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EMSA officials report that they have not received any injury calls related to the storms.

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Laura Darden sent us this pic from the Rodeo Grounds in Woodward.

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Tornado watch has been canceled for counties in the western part of the state.

Dallas Franklin & KFOR-TV May 16, 20159:46 pm

Tornado Watch is cancelled for west of the metro.

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 16, 20159:49 pm

The tornado warning for Lincoln County has been allowed to expire. The only tornado warning in effect in the state is in Seminole County.

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Klint McClendon sent us this image of storm damage from his uncle’s home about 4 miles north of Leedey.

Good news! He says his uncle crawled out of this mess with scrapes on his elbow.

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The tornado warning has been allowed to expire in Seminole County. A new warning is in effect for Okfuskee County until 10:30 p.m.

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OG&E is reporting that 2,062 customers are without power in Oklahoma City. Edmond Electric is reporting 166 customers are without power there.

Dallas Franklin & KFOR-TV May 16, 201510:06 pm

5,508 without power in Piedmont, Oklahoma.

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A tornado warning is in effect for Creek, Okfuskee & Okmulgee counties until 10:45 p.m.