TULSA, Okla. (AP) — At least one person was injured and about a dozen homes were damaged when a tornado touched down near Tulsa International Airport.
Tulsa Area Emergency Management spokeswoman Kim MacLeod says one man was rescued from beneath a tree that was blown onto a home during the Tuesday morning twister.
MacLeod said the extent of the man’s injuries was not immediately known and that damage assessments are ongoing.
Airport spokesman Andrew Pierini said there was no damage at the airport, approximately 4 miles from where the tornado touched down, but passengers were moved into shelters for about 30 minutes.
The tornado comes as part of a powerful storm system that spawned dozens of tornado sightings Monday and caused significant flash flooding in parts of Oklahoma.
The stormy weather is expected to continue Tuesday in eastern Oklahoma before moving into Arkansas, Missouri and western Illinois.
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