Sunday, June 02, 2013
Storm Chasers Reportedly Among The Dead From May 31st's El Reno to Oklahoma City Tornado
A Web site called "TheWeatherspace.Com" is reporting three storm chasers died in Friday's EF-3 tornado that tracked from El Reno into parts of Oklahoma City.
The site says that the chasers were "Tim Samaras- his son Paul Samaras and Carl Young" were among the nine people that died in the tornado.
This was being confirmed on other Internet sites- as well as a posting on Facebook by Tim's brother Jim Samaras.
The other six tornado deaths- including a mother and her infant- were also in vehicles.
At least two other people died in the flash flooding that the storms produced in those same areas.
As of Sunday morning- there were up to four people still missing.
I believe this will be among- if not the first storm chasers killed by a tornado.
Other CSW posts regarding this May 31, 2013 tornado can be linked to HERE and HERE.