At least seven people have been injured in severe storms in Oklahoma that included several tornados. One of those people was in critical condition, the news organization reported.
EMSA has reported nine patients have been transported to local hospitals.
The City of Tulsa said the authorities were searching every home in an area that suffered damage. The Streets and water Departments are helping with removal of debris as well as road barricades.
A tornado or multiple tornadoes touched down in the Tulsa area Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service.
Amy Jankowski also said there were incidents of debris lifted up into the air by the tornado.
The tornado hit shortly before 7:30 p.m.in northern Tulsa County, followed by reports of downed trees, damaged structures and about 5,600 residents without power as late as 9 p.m.
The National Weather Service says the storms spawned several tornado touchdowns.
A tweet by the city of Tulsa reported destruction and damaged power lines north of downtown Tulsa.
Meteorologists at the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center released a weather update Thursday morning, saying the greatest threat of tornadoes and large hail will be in northern MS and Alabama, along with parts of Tennessee and southern Kentucky.
Forecasters say they expect some of the heaviest rains – which could total more than 4 inches – in an area south and southwest of Macon.
There were no immediate details about the severity of the person’s injury, which was reported to the National Weather Service in Jackson, Mississippi.
“Heavy rain from waves of storms could renew flooding over north Louisiana”, said Cynthia Palmer, a forecaster at the weather service’s office in Shreveport, Louisiana.
The ground remains saturated in that part of the state, which saw record flooding earlier this month, Palmer said.
In northern MS, forecasters say thunderstorms will bring rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches. A flash-flood watch was in effect until Thursday evening.
Alabama forecasters said the strong storms may develop tornadoes Thursday with winds up to 70 miles per hour, quarter-sized hail and heavy rains.
In Georgia, forecasters said more than 4 inches of rain could fall in western parts of the state.