Oklahoma Buildings Damaged by Possible Tornado

Oklahoma authorities have reported significant damage to buildings and homes through the areas of Texas and Oklahoma, with extensive power outages on Wednesday.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management said that the city of Seminole suffered significant damage from the tornado which went through a school, a marijuana farm, and other structures.

Seminole, a city of about 7,500 people that suffered major damages from the tornado, is only 60 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.

Seminole County Undersheriff Matt Haley said that there were reports of people trapped in the community due to the tornado damage and that Seminole ‘might have been hit the hardest.

Haley added that rescuers were able to get several people trapped in their homes.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Foster said some minor injuries were reported.

Meghan Mosley, a multimedia journalist, also posted photos of the damages in Seminole on Twitter.

“Downed power lines, blown off the roof, bent radio tower. The residents we spoke with on Broadway say they are okay- but they watched as the tornado touched down,” Mosley said in a tweet.

The Academy of Seminole, a high school in Seminole, also took a direct hit by the tornado and damaged parts of the building. 

Seminole Public Schools announced they will be closed on Thursday and Friday, along with The Academy of Seminole, who announced the temporary closing to begin organizing volunteer efforts on Facebook.

“We will not have school tomorrow and will let you know how we will proceed. We will begin organizing volunteer efforts and will be reaching out to families to see how we can help one another… We love you, Spartans! Please stay safe,” The Academy of Seminole said on Facebook.


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