Oklahoma tornadoes News

Correction: 127 Oklahoma Tornadoes in First 5 Months of 2019, Not 186

Note: In a previous story about there being fewer tornadoes in Oklahoma thus far in 2020, The Associated Press erroneously reported the number of tornadoes through the first five months of 2019. There were 127, not 186 during that time …

Tornado Numbers Down in Oklahoma in 2020, So Far

Following a record-setting year for the number of tornadoes in Oklahoma, the state has seen fewer thus far in 2020, according to state climatologist Gary McManus. There were 33 twisters during the first five months of this year, including 13 …

Deadly Tornadoes Slam Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas

At least six people were killed and dozens were injured when tornadoes swept through Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas on April 22, according to media reports. In a media release issued by the Texas governor’s office, Gov. Greg Abbot and Polk …

Weekend Tornadoes Rake Oklahoma, Killing 2, Injuring 29

A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others before a second twister raked a suburb of Tulsa more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) …

Twisters Swirl Through Tornado Alley in South Central States

Severe thunderstorms spawned numerous tornadoes across northern Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, downing trees and utility lines and damaging roofs. No injuries have been reported. The National Weather Service issued numerous tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings across the region Tuesday afternoon. …

Oklahoma Price Gouging Law in Effect After Violent Weather

More tornadoes were reported in northeastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas on Tuesday, following several days of violent weather in the region. As a result of the recent heavy rain and storms, causing flooding, tornadoes and damage throughout the state, Oklahoma …

Insurers Offering Discounts on Tornado-Resilient Homes in Oklahoma

Dozens of insurance companies are now offering discounts to Oklahomans who have built or retrofitted their homes to certain tornado-resilient standards, the Oklahoma Insurance Department announced. A new law went into effect on April 1 requiring the discounts. Since then, …

No Tornadoes in Oklahoma in 2018 – Yet

This year’s weather on the Southern Plains has an odd twist: Oklahoma has yet to record its first tornado, the deepest into the year it’s gone without one since 1962. Although a drought has dried up moisture needed to fuel …

All Types of Disasters Covered at Oklahoma’s National Tornado Summit

The Oklahoma Insurance Department reports that national experts will share innovative strategies in recovering from tornadoes, wildfires, flooding, hurricanes and more at the 2018 National Tornado Summit to be held in Oklahoma City. The 7th annual event will be held …

Governor Evacuated from Beach Boys Concert as Oklahoma Hit with Severe Storms

Emergency managers and the National Weather Service are surveying damage from storms that spawned as many as four tornadoes in southwest Oklahoma. Meteorologist John Pike says officials were in Tillman, Comanche, McClain and Seminole counties early Sunday, where the tornadoes …