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Photos shows downtown area of Sulphur, Oklahoma demolished by Tornado

There were 83 reports of tornadoes across five states in Friday’s storms.



Devastating Weather Leaves a Path of Destruction Across the Heartland, Spawning 83 Tornadoes in Five States on Friday.

The Multi-Day Tornado Outbreak Persists into Saturday, with Powerful Storms Forecasted from Texas to the Great Lakes Region. Emergency Authorities in Hughes County, Oklahoma, Confirm One Fatality Resulting from the Storms in Holdenville.

A Tornado Watch is in Effect for Portions of Six States, Spanning from Texas to Iowa, Continuing into the Late Evening.

It is Expected that this Watch will Expand Slightly Eastward as the Day Progresses.

On Saturday, a moderate risk, graded as level 4 out of 5, is forecasted for regions of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. Storms are anticipated to redevelop in the afternoon and evening, encompassing a vast expanse of the country.

There exists the potential for powerful, long-lasting tornadoes, along with the possibility of exceptionally large hail measuring up to 3 inches in diameter and thunderstorm winds reaching speeds of up to 80 mph. In addition to numerous tornado sightings, Friday witnessed 33 reports of damaging winds and 60 reports of large hail.

In Iowa, severe weather struck Pottawattamie County on Friday, resulting in four injuries and damage to around 120 structures, as reported by county officials.

Minden city bore the brunt of the storms, experiencing the most significant impact. Gas and power services have been interrupted, prompting the issuance of a curfew at 10 p.m. until further notice.

Governor Kim Reynolds, along with Pottawattamie County and the City of Minden, have declared a state of emergency in response to the situation.