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Damage assessment to begin after fatal Oklahoma storm

Emergency officials are preparing to survey tornado damage again this morning following the second major fatal storm to strike the Oklahoma City metropolitan area in several days.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Emergency officials are preparing to survey tornado damage again this morning following the second major fatal storm to strike the Oklahoma City metropolitan area in several days.

Law enforcement officers and Red Cross damage assessment workers planned to head out at dawn to areas the tornadoes struck in the city and its suburbs.

Amy Elliott, a spokeswoman for the state medical examiner, said early Saturday that she had no word of additional fatalities beyond the five reported Friday night. Among them were a mother and baby.

Hospital officials say about 50 people were hurt. The storm bore down on an interstate highway as commuters tried to beat it home during evening rush hour.

On May 20, an even more powerful storm rolled into Moore, killing 24 people.


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