The Latest: NWS confirms EF2 tornado in southern Oklahoma
The Associated Press - May 19, 2019 8:13 am
GERONIMO, Okla. (AP) – Authorities have confirmed a tornado with winds up to 130 mph (209 kph) touched down in southern Oklahoma.
The National Weather Service says the EF2 twister Saturday morning traveled for about a half a mile in Geronimo, about 80 miles (129 kilometers) southwest of Oklahoma City, damaging two homes and sending one injured person to the hospital as a precaution.
They’re also investigating reported wind damage in the southeast and north of the state.
In northwest Arkansas, a state official said multiple people are stranded on recreational trails due to downed trees.
Meanwhile, energy companies for both states are reporting that tens of thousands of people are without power.