On Sunday, a rescue team in the United States of Oklahoma were looking for survivors in the few remains of mobile homes and other structures destroyed by a powerful tornado, which took the lives of two men.
El Reno Mayor Matt White told source, “Right now (we are) doing a search effort to assess everything,” adding that “we can confirm there have been two fatalities at this time.”
“It is very traumatic.”
Oklahoma is located around 40 km west of state capital Oklahoma City, was about to recover from serious flooding when the tornado hits with little alert.
Over 29 people were hospitalized, with wounds ranges from minor to critical.
A mobile home park was almost demolished, said Mr. White that the residents of this area had been taken to temporary shelters.
He further said, “We do need some help. We have moved all the people out of the trailer park.”
Pictures of Oklahoma reflects widespread destruction, with most mobile homes demolished beyond recognition.
Mr. White continued that most of the second story of a local motel was lost, include the American Budget Value Inn.
“Pray for the families,” he told source, “People have absolutely lost everything. You’re not going to believe the devastation.”
The National Weather Service Office in Oklahoma’s Norman tweeted that the powerful tornado was an EF3 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, means it packed winds of 136-miles to 165-miles per hour, makes it capable of imposing severe destruction. It reports that the storm took place on the ground for at least 2.2-miles.
Oklahoma City is referred to as Tornado Alley, a place that is frequently interrupted by storms of rare intensity, mainly during early summer and spring.