51 tornadoes counted across Great Plains

Ponca City Now - May 7, 2015 11:05 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The National Weather Service says it has received reports of 51 tornadoes across the Great Plains while warning of increasingly severe storms throughout the week.

John Hart at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, said Thursday that tornadoes were reported in Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and North Texas.

The Oklahoma City area appears to have been the hardest hit. Emergency crews on Thursday were combing through the wreckage where a twister struck an RV park and hotel.

There were at least a dozen people who were reportedly injured, but no reported deaths.

Forecasters say the severe weather is expected to persist through Saturday.


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