Searching for the survivors is continuing by the rescuers in the US State of Oklahoma in the twisted remains of mobile homes and other structures destroyed overnight by a powerful tornado which killed at least two people.
El Reno Mayor Matt White told reporters in a broadcast of the news conference, “ right now (we are) doing a search effort to assess everything”. He also added, “ we can confirm there have been two fatalities at this time. It is very traumatic.”
The city of about 17,000,25 miles west of the state capital Oklahoma City, was just retrieved from the serious submerging while the storm strike with little warning. At least 29 people were admitted to hospital, with injury extending from minor to critical.
A mobile home park was almost compressed, and EL Reno Mayor Matt White told residents had been shifted to the temporary shelters.
He said, “ We do need some help. We have moved all the people out of the trailer park.” The images of the circumstances after the storm shows horrible devastation along with disfigured mobile homes which are beyond the identification.
El Reno Mayor Matt White told additionally, most of the second story of a local motel, the American Budget Value Inn, was lost.
He informed the reporters, “ pray for the families”. He also added, “ people have absolutely lost everything. You’re not going to believe the devastation.” The National Weather Service office in Norman, Oklahoma posted on twitter that the devastating tornado was an EF3 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, claiming that it packed Winds of 136 to 165 miles per hour, making it effective delivering severe damage. The NWS said the storm was on the ground for 2.2 miles.
Oklahoma City and EL Reno are often cited to as Tornado Alley , a region frequently hit by the powerful storms of infrequent intensity, specifically in spring and early summer.