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UPDATE: Five people killed as storms rip through the Southern Plains

NORMAN, Okla. (WKOW) -- An Oklahoma City fire official says there could be more victims from Monday's violent storms, but the weather is hampering the search.

Officials say heavy fog is making it hard for rescuers to see downed power lines and other hazards, so they are waiting for sunshine before resuming the search of wrecked homes.

Four Oklahoma City neighborhoods are closed off because of gas leaks, downed power lines and debris.

Authorities say residents can help by staying off the roads.

The storms that tore through the southern Plains left at least five people dead and dozens injured.

The National Weather Service estimates that 10 tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma. The weather is expected to calm down today.

The storms also did some damage in Kansas, but no injuries were reported.


NORMAN, Okla. (WKOW) -- Storms ripped through the Southern Plains killing five people and injuring dozens more.

Officials are reporting several tornados in Oklahoma and Kansas on Monday as the storms moved through the area. The storms also brought baseball-sized hail.

The storms flattened homes, toppled semi trailers and downed power lines.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management says two people were killed in Oklahoma City and three were killed in Cleveland County, south of the city.

Oklahoma City officials say a young boy died after being hit by debris in his home and a man died when his recreational vehicle flipped on top of him.

Details on the Cleveland County deaths weren't immediately available.

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