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Tornado hits Oklahoma City; injuries reported

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A broad tornado has blown through the
Oklahoma City metropolitan area at the start of evening rush hour,
damaging homes and injuring a number of people on the city's
northwestern side.
A second storm was poised Tuesday evening southwest of the city.
Emergency workers say a number of people were injured at
Piedmont, a small community 20 miles northwest of downtown Oklahoma
City. Spokeswoman Lara O'Leary of the region's Emergency Medical
Service Authority said ambulances were sent to the scene.
The tornado that hit Piedmont was on the ground for more than an
hour Tuesday afternoon, giving forecasters plenty of time to warn
residents. Interstate 40 was closed west of the city as the storm
crossed the roadway near suburban El Reno.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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