The hardest-hit area so far is Shawnee, Okla., 35 miles west of Oklahoma City, where a tornado killed two people at the Steelman Estates Mobile Home Park. Local officials say that, despite devastation that flattened many homes, every other resident was accounted for by late Sunday.
“It looks like there's been heavy equipment in there on a demolition tour.... It's pretty bad. It's pretty much wiped out,” Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth told Fox News on Monday.
At least four tornadoes touched down in the state Sunday, as storms pounded much of western Oklahoma Saturday and then moved northeast of Oklahoma City on Sunday. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) declared disaster areas in 16 counties, and more than 23,000 power outages were reported throughout the state.