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Severe storms, tornadoes slam Oklahoma town causing damage

Severe storms spawned tornadoes across Oklahoma on Wednesday, May 4, causing widespread damage in Seminole County.

Damage captured by aerial cameras showed some structures completely flattened and streets littered with debris in downtown Seminole, about 50 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.

ABC affiliate KOCO 5 said Seminole County Undersheriff Matt Haley stated that there were reports of people trapped because of the damage before crews managed to get them out. Haley said he hadn't heard of any injuries yet.

According to powerhouses, more than 14,000 customers were left without power after severe weather conditions downed power lines and trees across the state.

The Storm Prediction Center said the storms were part of a severe weather system forecast to threaten parts of central and southwest Oklahoma into north Texas on Wednesday night.

(Source: Reuters)

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