The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner’s Office says the death toll from a massive tornado that churned through Oklahoma City Monday has been downgraded from 51 to at least 24.
“To date, 24 deceased victims of the tornado have been transported to our Oklahoma City Office, and positive identification have been made in the vast majority of those, and these are ready for return to their loved ones,” spokeswoman Amy Elliott told FoxNews.com in an e-mail.
Seven of the bodies are children.
Elliott said during early recovery efforts, 51 deaths were reported to the medical examiner’s office, but some of them may have been double-counted.
At least one person has been killed and 21 injured in Oklahoma as a severe storm system generated several tornadoes Sunday in Kansas, Oklahoma and Iowa, leveling neighborhoods and sending frightened residents scurrying for shelter as extreme conditions are expected to linger across the Midwest. The tornadoes, high winds and hail were part of a massive, northeastward-moving storm system that… Read more →
Photo: (Mike Fuentes/AP) Officials and residents in north Texas had to wait until daybreak to assess the damage caused by a string of tornadoes that touched down Wednesday night, leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and hundreds homeless. In Granbury, Texas, about 65 miles southwest of Dallas, about 50 people were injured, Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds said. Of… Read more →
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The heavy March snowfall has been a “disaster” for rural communities, says sheep farmer Gareth Wyn Jones as he desperately tries to dig his flock out of five-foot high drifts. Mr Wyn Jones, from Bryneglwys, Corwen, said it was “unbelievable” that some sheep were still alive under the packed snow. The heavy snowfall comes at the start of the lambing… Read more →
Heavy snow, travel disruptions and power failures are possible from a “historic” nor’easter that threatens to drop 2 feet of snow starting tomorrow across eastern Massachusetts and almost a foot in New York City. Boston may receive 24 inches (61 centimeters) of snow as the coastline is pounded by high waves and wind gusts as high as 50 miles (80… Read more →