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Multiple Tornadoes Hit OKC Metro Area, 5 Dead

UPDATE 10:30 EST

UPDATE 10:26 EST

UPDATE 9:33 EST:
The tornado threat has switched to Missouri.

UPDATE 9:22 EST:
The National Weather Service has announced that the tornado threat is decreasing, but urges people to stay sheltered.

UPDATE 8:39 EST:

UPDATE 8:28 EST: Golf-ball sized hail expected in Oklahoma City.
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UPDATE 8:20 EST: Sirens are on again in Moore, Oklahoma. Moore was hit with a deadly major tornado just days ago.

The Most Tragic Photos From the Moore, Oklahoma Tornado

Here are some of the most devastating images from the tornado that destroyed parts of Moore, Oklahoma today.

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UPDATE 8:13 EST:It seems like there is “extensive” damage in the areas near Yukon and El Reno, Oklahoma. In addition, winds are reaching 70 MPH near the Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City.

UPDATE 8:07 EST: Moore, reeling from its recent tornado tragedy, is in danger again:

UPDATE 8:05 EST:

UPDATE 8:02 EST: A mother and child have been found dead after they were ejected from their vehicle due to the tornado.

UPDATE 8:00 EST: There is a tornado emergency in effect for surrounding areas of Oklahoma City.

UPDATE 7:57 EST: It seems like there may be a large tornado forming in Downtown Oklahoma City.

UPDATE 7:55 EST:

UPDATE 7:51 EST: Reports say that there are already houses destroyed.

UPDATE 7:50 EST:

UPDATE 7:47 EST: There could be another tornado forming:

UPDATE 7:44 EST: As you can see, there are major evacuations in effect for Oklahoma City.

UPDATE 7:42 EST: The tornado was moving west, according to KOCO, but then stalled and is not stationary. “You have got to be in your tornado shelter right now.”
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UPDATE 7:40 EST:There is now a tornado emergency in effect for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


UPDATE 7:38 EST: Here are a few images from Twitter of the tornado near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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https://twitter.com/JimQuillen/oktornado

A “violent,” multiple-vortex tornado has touched down west of Oklahoma City and is headed east toward the same area recently ravaged by similar storms.

The tornado formed near the town of El Reno, about 30 miles west of OKC. It is reportedly a half-mile wide.

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(Screenshot via KOCO live-stream)

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