Oklahoma tornadoes: Seventh tornado fatality reported

A seventh storm-related fatality has been reported this morning.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: May 11, 2010 at 11:53 am •  Published: May 11, 2010

— A seventh storm-related fatality has been reported this morning.

The body of a woman, whose name has not been released, was found near 192 and Rock Creek Road in the Little Axe community on the east side of Lake Thunderbird, according to a news release from Norman police.

There also were numerous injuries reported in that area, police said.

Norman officials think at least two tornadoes tracked through Norman. The areas affected by the first track include: Classen Boulevard and State Highway 9; Hunter's Glenn Addition, Thunderbird Estates Addition; Lake Thunderbird Marina; Little Axe School; 192 and Rock Creek Road.

The second tornado track includes: Classen Blvd. and Cedar Lane; Wellington Lake Addition; 108 and SH 9; 156 and SH 9; Little Axe Community Center and County Boy IGA.

Officials and Norman Emergency Management personnel continue efforts to assist Norman residents and to conduct damage assessments. Damage reports should be forwarded to NormanEOC@NormanOK.gov or call 292-7008.

City of Norman public works officials should have a preliminary assessment of debris clean-up later this afternoon, while other emergency officials are conducting an aerial survey of the damaged areas.

The American Red Cross is identifying a location for a Norman-area shelter, and is asking anyone who needs assistance to call 321-0591.

Power companies—OEC and OG&E—indicate 7,000 to 9,000 of their customers are without power. No estimates are available as to when power will be restored.

Officials request residents to continue water conservation, including a mandatory ban on outside watering and automatic sprinklers.

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