Breaking News: The City of Seminole Was Hit Hard by Multiple Tornadoes Wednesday Evening

News 9 - May 4, 2022 8:39 pm

SEMINOLE, Oklahoma – 

The City of Seminole was hit hard by multiple tornadoes Wednesday evening.

News 9/News On 6 Storm Tracker J.D. McManus captured video of damage of the city’s downtown area.

Bob Mills SkyNews 9 also surveyed severe storm damage at The Academy of Seminole located near U.S. Route 377 and EW Highway 123.

A school official told News 9 that people at the school sought refuge in a safe room during the storms.

“Supt. Hofmeister spoke to the school superintendent. He was headed to the school at that time. He told her staff members who were onsite were able to take shelter and are okay,” state spokespeople told News 9.

Seminole County sheriff Shannon Smith is asking people to avoid the area. First responders are having difficulty responding to the city at this time.

As of 8:20 p.m., Oklahoma Gas and Electric said more than 2,700 Seminole residents (2,738) are without electricity.

 

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