Tornadoes pass through parts of US states, also injuring dozens of people and destroying homes and buildings.
At least one person has been killed and dozens injured after tornadoes tore through parts of Texas and Oklahoma, leaving homes and buildings demolished.
On Friday, tornadoes touched down in the southeast corner of Oklahoma in McCurtain County. County Emergency Manager Cody McDaniel confirmed one death.
A church, medical center and school were also destroyed in the small town of Idabel.
“There was total destruction on the south and east sides of Idabel,” Steven Carter, emergency management coordinator for McCurtain County, told the Texarkana Gazette. Carter added that some people were still trapped.
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt said search and rescue teams and generators were being sent to the Idabel area, adding that flash flooding has occurred in some areas.
“Praying for Oklahomans impacted by today’s tornadoes,” Stitt tweeted.
Pray for Oklahomans affected by today’s tornadoes.
Storms hit Bryan, Choctaw and Le Flore counties, among others. Additional flash floods in some areas.
Search and rescue teams and generators moved to the Idabel area.
Will continue to work diligently with @okem.
— Governor Kevin Stitt (@GovStitt) November 5, 2022
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