Officials help with cleanup after Oklahoma tornado

Officials with Oklahoma's Department of Emergency Management and local relief organizations are setting up in southeast Oklahoma after a twister tore through the small town of Tushka.
Oklahoman Published: April 15, 2011
Advertisement
;

TUSHKA (AP) — Officials with Oklahoma's Department of Emergency Management and local relief organizations are setting up in southeast Oklahoma after a twister tore through the small town of Tushka.

Emergency management spokeswoman Michelann Ooten said Friday the department is helping local officials conduct damage assessments and begin cleaning up debris. She says most roads are cleared, but that some areas remain impassable because of downed power lines and uprooted trees and limbs in the roadway.

Ooten says at least a dozen homes and businesses were destroyed by the tornado that hit the town of about 350 residents Thursday night.

The Red Cross has set up a temporary shelter for displaced residents in the nearby town of Atoka.

NewsOK.com has disabled the comments for this article.

Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Thunder No. 7 in ESPN's 'Ultimate Team Rankings'
  2. 2
    This Might Explain Why Diet Soda Drinkers Are Often Overweight
  3. 3
    PHOTO: Kevin Durant is ready for the Washington Nationals' playoff run
  4. 4
    Former Rangers manager Ron Washington: 'Not true to my wife'
  5. 5
    ‘Grey's Anatomy’ Cast Gets Prison Mean for ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Parody Photo
+ show more