By Silas Allen and Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writers | Updated: 6 hr ago
Severe storms and tornadoes resulted in one death, multiple injuries, and severe flooding across the state Monday. Several homes were damaged or destroyed, and several roads were closed due to high waters.
Juventino Rojas, 38, and Carlos Gastelum, 36, were reported missing from the prison at 4 a.m. Monday, deputies reported. Anyone with information about Rojas or Gastelum is asked to call the Woodward County Sheriff’s Office at (580) 256-3264.
A tornado was spotted shortly after 3 p.m. about four miles east of Caddo, the National Weather Service reported. Forecasters described the tornado as “a particularly dangerous situation” and warned residents they were in a life-threatening situation.
About 40 residents near the Cimarron River in Crescent were evacuated early Monday morning after the river rose, threatening to flood the area, said Twin Lakes Fire Chief Mike Gilliam. On Monday afternoon, those residents were allowed back into their homes with a warning to be ready to evacuate again.
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015
WALL, S.D. — An Oklahoma man was killed in a one-vehicle crash in a national park in South Dakota over the weekend.
The Highway Patrol says the pickup truck driven by the 51-year-old man from Sallisaw, Oklahoma, went off state Highway 240 in Badlands National Park and down a steep embankment, rolling twice.
The driver was thrown from the pickup and died at the scene late Saturday afternoon. The patrol did not immediately identify him.
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