OKLAHOMA CITY – Typhoons hit Oklahoma and Kansas over the weekend of Tuesday to Wednesday after days of inclement weather affected homes and businesses and knocked thousands of people dead.
Many of the Oklahomans have awakened to the effects of the storm Two hurricanes are likely to hit the Oklahoma City area Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt said no injuries were reported in the city, but other roofs were damaged. “All in all, we’re fine!” Bata he wrote on Twitter Wednesday.
Two other suspected twins have landed in the western part of the country, near Frederick and Clinton, 85 miles west of Oklahoma City. The National Weather Service was inspecting the area to confirm the size and measurement of the storms.
A twister in Clinton tore at the roof of a car repair shop and knocked over power lines and road signs. The Clinton County Airport reported twenty-five of the forty-four wrong hangars; another fell from a plane and a car. In Mu Mustang, a car was seen overturned next to buildings with damaged roofs.
Several storms also affected western Kansas, but there were no initial reports of injuries or serious injuries, according to the National Weather Service.
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KFOR-TV Meteorologist Mike Morgan said one of the storms in the Oklahoma City area was a “multi-vortex” hurricane.
“It was a good size, the kornado looked like a cone and then went to a different kind of tornado,” he said.
AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Pydynowski said a lot of turbulence is created when the wind is circling around different areas, small areas within a major storm as opposed to a single storm area.
“Sometimes you have two or three wind-up areas,” he said. “They can be a little dangerous, you can get a little hurt, different types of injuries in the way of each wheel. But still it gets to the point where the wind blows, more than anything.”
Cities throughout Oklahoma are still recovering from strong winds Sunday brought tornadoes, torrential rains, tornadoes, heavy baseball hailstorms and flash floods. About seven hailstorms had been confirmed and several more were awaiting inspection, according to the National Weather Service. Thousands of Oklahomans lost their power as storms battered winds of up to 70 mph.
The storm was spreading over parts of Kansas, Missouri and Texas, said Pydynowski, adding that the front was weakening.
“There will be thunderstorms, especially after today’s time in Texas, but the threat could turn into a flood disaster in Texas as opposed to the threat of a hurricane.”
Meanwhile, Hurricane Pamela crashed off the coast of Mexico’s Pacific North Wednesday. The storm could reach Texas and China.
Humor taken in the northeast from Pamela will “increase the threat of heavy rains” across the southern plains on Wednesday night, the National Weather Service said.
This has been a relatively peaceful year for the storms so far, and the total number of storms of 2021 is less than three years ago. But there have been some angles during the year and summer, according to the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center.
Bacon reported from Arlington, Va. Help: The Associated Press