Tornado Touches Down West Of Oklahoma

EL RENO, OK – Thousands of people in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, including the twister-ravaged community of Moore, were scrambling for shelter on Friday after the National Weather Service issued a tornado emergency for the area.

At least two tornadoes reportedly touched down, one southwest of the suburb of Bethany and another north of Union City, according to the National Weather Service’s Norman, Oklahoma, office.

Parts of Interstate 35, which cuts through Oklahoma City and Moore, were “a parking lot,” the weather service said, warning that those caught in the heavy rush hour traffic “are in danger.”

“Please try to get to a building or safe shelter!” the weather service tweeted.

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