Death Toll Rises To 9 People In Oklahoma Storm

The severe tornadoes that struck Oklahoma City took nine lives, including two children and seven adults, Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s office confirmed this morning.

In the aftermath, Oklahoma officials will be surveying the damage left by several twisters and violent weather that swept through the area overnight which flipped trucks on interstate highways during rush hour and left cars in deep floods.

“We haven’t had a chance yet for our team to take a look at the damage out there because the flood waters are still keeping us out of the area,” Keli Cain with Oklahoma Emergency Management told ABC News Radio.

The National Weather Service initially estimated that five tornadoes touched down in the Oklahoma City area Friday.

Among those who died in the brutal storm were a mother and her baby possibly sucked out of their cars near Interstate 40, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Betsy Randolph told ABC News.

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“We know that the storm picked them up and swept them away,” Randolph said. “When the troopers found them, they were both deceased.

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