Authorities: 2 confirmed dead in NW Okla. tornado
Authorities: 2 confirmed dead after report that tornado touched down in NW Oklahoma town
By The Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) ' Authorities say two people are confirmed dead after reports that a tornado touched down in the northwest Oklahoma town of Woodward.
A sheriff's office dispatcher, Matt Jones, told The Associated Press early Sunday that two people are dead but he did not have immediate details. He says the tornado hit part of west Woodward and the nearby town of Tangier.
The National Weather Service said the tornado was reported at 12:18 a.m. Sunday.
Woodward Mayor Roscoe Hill told AP that sirens were not apparently working when the tornado hit. He said the sirens had been sounding loudly from storms on Saturday afternoon. Hill says the tornado hit in a mixed area of residences and businesses.
Woodward police say search and rescue units had gone to the damage the area.