Tornadoes Kill 8 in Oklahoma; at Least 14 Injured

An unusual flurry of February twisters prove deadly in Midwest
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 11, 2009 6:34 AM CST
Utility poles block part of an intersection after they were blown over in Oklahoma City, Tuesday , Feb. 10, 2009. A series of tornadoes swept through central Oklahoma Tuesday afternoon.    (David McDaniel)
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(Newser) – Eight people died and 14 more were injured in a small Oklahoma town as a flurry of tornadoes touched down across the state, ripping off roofs and knocking out power, reports the AP. Rescue workers in Lone Grove, about 100 miles south of Oklahoma City, were to resume searching this morning after numerous downed power lines forced them to stop last night.

Rescuers found one woman injured but alive under an overturned mobile home before suspending efforts last night. A twister also touched down in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, but only three minor injuries were reported. "You just don't believe it," said a body shop manager, surveying the wreckage of a building and vehicles inside. "Especially knowing you were just there minutes before. The steel girders are in a ball."