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Tornadoes wreak havoc on Oklahoma homeowners, business owners

Tornadoes strike OklahomaMultiple tornadoes struck northeastern Oklahoma on Wednesday, March 30, injuring seven people, leaving homes and businesses destroyed and more than 5,000 residents without power.

The storm developed in Pawnee County and traveled east across North Tulsa, Owasso, Catoosa, Verdigris and Claremore before weakening and traveling east.

Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist said four schools are without power and canceled classes for the day.

The storms also caused heavy rain and hail 1.75 inches in diameter in parts of Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and western Mississippi. Meteorologists expect more storms toward Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia throughout the day.

 

Photos by Nikolai Stophel

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