Swirling Tornado Touches Down in Oklahoma

Courtesy Ben Flora(ELMORE CITY, Okla.) -- A swirling tornado was caught on video after it touched down near Elmore City, Oklahoma, Monday afternoon. The twister then moved east across I-35 toward Joy, Oklahoma.

The Garvin County Office of Emergency Management confirmed that there was at least one person confirmed dead and several homes were damaged, some destroyed.

And the threat is not over. The National Weather Service issued a tornado emergency for the Hickory and Roff, Oklahoma, areas, where a large and dangerous tornado was approaching.



A tornado watch had been issued earlier in the afternoon for parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas and northeastern Texas. The watch is in effect until 9 p.m. CT.

A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for parts of Oklahoma and Kansas, also in effect until 9 p.m. CT Monday.

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