Sunday, April 15, 2012
Tornado Strikes Woodward OK Early Sunday Morning - Fatalities Reported
What storm spotters described as "a large tornado" tore through the west and north parts of Woodward Oklahoma about 12:20 am Sunday morning.
Woodward is about 125 miles northwest of Oklahoma City.
According to The OKLAHOMAN online- there are reports of structures damaged and injuries- though the extent of either is unknown as of this post.
However- the WOODWARD NEWS is reporting "four fatalities-" and they report there are children among the dead.
The children reportedly died in "the Hideaway Mobile Home Park" in northwestern Woodward.
Shortly before 4 am Sunday morning- the WOODWARD NEWS was reporting a possible "fifth fatality" from this tornado- an injured person who died in the Woodward hospital.
Also The WOODWARD NEWS reports at least "30 injuries" with at least a third of those in critical condition.
Late Sunday- another person died in a hospital of their injuries- bringing the tornado's death toll to 6 as of Monday morning- April 16..
Woodward city officials say the storm damaged a radio communications link to activate the warning sirens during the storm and the sirens did not sound in most areas of the city.