TUSHKA, Okla. (AP) - A powerful storm system is moving into the Deep South this morning, after producing a tornado that killed two people in Oklahoma and four more in Arkansas.
The tornado ripped through the tiny town of Tushka (TUHSH'-kuh) is southeastern Oklahoma late yesterday. It downed trees and power lines and tore up buildings, forcing many to seek shelter with friends and relatives. One woman who hid in a storm cellar says the tornado "felt like a bomb" when it hit.
In Arkansas, a 6-year-old boy is dead after a huge tree fell on his home during overnight storms. A police chief says rescuers were able to get the boy's parents and a 2-year-old sibling out of the crushed house, but that it took more than two hours to get a truck big enough to lift the tree from the boy's bedroom.
Two people were killed in Arkansas when a tree fell on a home and a third man was killed when winds blew down another tree, which crashed onto his recreational vehicle.
The storm system is now moving into Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi.