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Deadly Tornado attacks El Reno, Oklahoma, for the second time in 6 years

Deadly Tornado attacks El Reno, Oklahoma, for the second time in 6 years
Officials report that at least two people died after a destructive tornado hit El Reno, Oklahoma, on Saturday night.

According to KOCO-TV, Highway 81 and the intersection of Interstate 44, depending on the total damage was reported at the hotel, the American Budget Value Inn and a nearby mobile home park.

"It's a serious, serious event here," El Reno Mayor Matt White said during a press conference on Sunday morning. "We have all hands on the deck."

According to KFOR-TV, the first responders took people out of the hotel shortly after the tornado. It was believed that more than 30 people were at the hotel.

People have been transferred to hospitals with injuries; However, there is not a word in the number

A report on Twitter said debris fell from the sky with a stretch of Interstate 40 near El Reno.

"The Fire and Police Departments of the City of El Reno wish to ask everyone to stay on the roads of El Reno so that an adequate assessment of the damage can be made," KFOR-TV said on Twitter.

According to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, both sides of Highway 81 are closed at marker 125 of I-40 due to debris and downed power lines.

The Veterans of the Foreign Wars of El Reno have opened their citizens to need refuge.

A tornado warning was issued for the city at 10:26 p.m. CDT, with the National Meteorological Service (NWS) that indicates that an electrical storm capable of producing a tornado was near El Reno. At 10:31 p.m. CDT, the NWS said that a tornado indicated by radar was located in the city.

"This is an unfortunate example of how quickly these storms can develop ... Stay alert and be prepared," Union City Police Department Chief Richard Stephens wrote on Facebook.

The full extent of the damage will not be known until dawn on Sunday. The strength of the tornado will determine when the NWS teams complete a survey of the destruction.

Saturday night's tornado hit El Reno around 6 years until the day a violent EF3 tornado destroyed a city.

On May 31, 2013, El Reno was hit by the widest tornado in history. The tornado killed eight people and injured another 151 with its 16.2-mile road.

The same storm that struck El Reno on Saturday night swept the metropolitan area of ​​Oklahoma City, triggering a tornado warning in the downtown area. According to news reports 9, a tornado caused damage to the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in northwestern parts of the city.

Another tornado warning was issued for Broken Arrow, Jenks and Tulsa, Oklahoma, while the line of thunderstorms continued eastward. The NWS said the storm had a large and extremely dangerous tornado and called it a "particularly dangerous situation." There were no initial reports of damage in these areas.

Severe storms will continue to run through Oklahoma and neighboring Kansas on Sunday morning. Damage caused by winds and floods will be the main risks of these storms, but isolated tornadoes can not be ruled out.

The south-central United States will be at risk.