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Continuing coverage of storms and tornadoes as they rolled through and wreak Havoc across the midwest again -- -- night.
Joining us on the phone is David Barnes he's the director for the Oklahoma emergency management.
David thank you once again for taking time to speak with us since I spoke with you last we have been able to confirm from the medical Examiner's office there in Oklahoma.
That five deaths in fact are being reported as a result of this latest tornado or tornadoes to sweet to your State's -- tell us any more about those deaths.
Well I do not have specific information -- We spoke earlier that we -- doing search and rescue.
In the El Reno and -- area west of Oklahoma City -- of these storms actually began there -- to.
Been and Anderson and a lot -- people who were trapped and injured were along this I forty corridor that connects east to west there.
That's correct that's the main thoroughfare through Oklahoma.
As well as so the -- United States so high traffic counts.
Definitely a bad time for this type of weather to be a current with rush hour traffic that have -- system.
Can you bring us up to speed on -- the damage that you've been able to witness or see at this point -- know that.
It's dark now you're also dealing with heavy rain flooding hail but what have you been able to witness yourself.
Well we're still getting reports coming -- various aspects of damage it appears that there.
Most significant structure damages that roughly the same area out west of Oklahoma City along I forty court or.
Have reports of multiple homes that receive significant damage obviously a lot of help buildings that is that.
Partially rulers to lots of our -- or stretches arms and boast that building of the day which is well.
Well so David how many counties are involved.
Approximately six -- insurance will pay approximately six counties and what do you expect to see when everyone wakes up in the morning and what you need to let -- -- Well I think we're gonna I'm probably some damage its rural areas that may have not been quite as evident during the night at dark.
To the structures about it -- and -- people who are.
Displaced so ready or -- located in other areas.
We will likely have -- -- -- We're still expecting a great deal of letting.
-- severe thunderstorm warning flash flood warnings so that -- deal with effects of that girl.
And people still stranded on the I forty corridor.
-- -- -- four record or it is open.
They have been the traffic is moving at a much rhetoric pushed a lot of okay and and in terms of shelters -- -- providing this evening.
Yes American Red Cross is responsible children operations actually -- an actual -- -- the -- -- we go.
Do not know of any specific counts of people bring attitude shelter facility this -- that there will likely be -- particularly westerners.
And we did have that that Red Cross website as well where people -- go safe and well dot com I believe is what it is and you're telling people to either text each other email each other.
Well it's important that accountability maintain -- that people were traveling.
They're from out of town been in touch with -- level there.
Participation points but the -- OK OK okay David thank you so much for joining us we appreciate your work and will be of.
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