News 9 - April 28, 2024 10:47 am

People in the city of Sulphur are recovering Sunday morning after a tornado caused significant damage to the area.

Andy Freeman the Sulphur City Manager says at least 20 people have been injured at this time, but they are still doing search and rescue.

The Murray County Sheriff’s Office recommends avoiding the area as they assess damage/


Murray County Emergency Management reported a significant amount of damage in Sulphur and numerous injuries. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said that its troopers are responding to apartments on Woodruff Blvd where tornado damage occurred.

Sulphur Tornado Damage

MCEM said that US-177 approximately 2 miles north of Sulphur is closed due to flooding and search and rescue is ongoing.

The Red Cross opened a shelter at Crossway Church, 2108 W Broadway Ave., Sulphur.

The Murray County Sheriff’s Office said that the Crossway Church is also serving as a reunification center.

Gov. Kevin Stitt released the following statement:

“My prayers are with those who lost loved ones as tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma last night. Thank you to Oklahoma Emergency Management and those who have worked through the night to keep Oklahomans safe and have worked to clear debris and assess damage.”

Sulphur Tornado Damage

The Red Cross shared some advice for staying safe after a tornado:

  1. Do not enter damaged buildings.
  2. If the building you are in has been damaged, exit with extreme care and stay out. Look around for things that might fall or dangerous debris. Do not use matches or lighters inside. If you smell gas or see spills that could be flammable, leave immediately.
  3. Watch out for exposed nails and broken glass.
  4. Stay clear of fallen power lines or broken utility lines.

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