Severe weather killed a 90-year-old man in McCurtain County in southern Oklahoma, according to state Governor Kevin Stitt, who declared a state of emergency. in the affected areas. Several people are also missing, according to a local official quoted by American media.
Rescue teams and electric generators are on their way to the town of Idabel, about 7,000 people, which seems particularly hard hit, Governor Kevin Stitt tweeted.
The tornadoes also affected Arkansas and Texas, where 50 homes were damaged or destroyed, according to the Lamar County Sheriff. Referring to ten people hospitalized, including two in serious but stable condition, the sheriff’s services indicated in a press release on Facebook that there were “no deaths for the moment”.