EL RENO, Okla. – Dramatic television video showed a tornado on the ground west of Oklahoma City, about 30 miles from another Oklahoma community that suffered through a deadly twister last week.
Funnels of various sizes touched the ground Friday evening near El Reno, 25 miles west of downtown Oklahoma City, and at other times funnel clouds remained aloft. Cameras captured debris flying through the air, though radar indicated the storm was going through a mostly rural area south of Interstate 40.
The storm was headed toward Oklahoma City, which has more than a million people in the metro area.
A storm May 20 at Moore killed 24 people, including 10 children. Moore borders Oklahoma City's south side.