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LIVE: Deadly Tornadoes Touch Down Across Oklahoma and Arkansas

Severe storms continue to bring damaging winds, strong hail and isolated tornadoes to the southern Plains Wednesday night.

Several tornadoes have been reported to have touched down across areas of Arkansas and Oklahoma including Moore. One person died Wednesday after a storm hit a mobile home park near Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Tulsa County authorities told The Associated Press.

"A line of severe thunderstorms will continue to press eastward this evening across eastern Oklahoma, northwest Arkansas and southern Missouri," AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Andy Mussoline said.

McAlester, Oklahoma, and Fayetteville and Fort Smith, Arkansas, are among the cities at a more immediate threat over the next several hours.

"The most severe storms are now east of Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma," Mussoline said.

Strong thunderstorms will continue to press toward Little Rock, not reaching the city until late Wednesday night. The severity of the storms will gradually diminish later Wednesday night, but gusty winds, hail and flash flooding will persist.


UPDATES: (All times are listed in CDT)

9:34 p.m. CDT Wednesday: Flash flooding occurring in Howell County, Missouri, the Missouri Department of Transportation reported.

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9:27 p.m. CDT Wednesday: Moore, Oklahoma, schools are closed Thursday due to storm damage, Superintendent Robert Romines announced.

"Southgate Elementary was hit and it appears that the roof is gone and several homes in the area have also been hit. Administrators are walking the neighborhoods to check on the families to make sure that all are okay. Other buildings were hit but we do not know the extent of the damage at this point (most likely windows blown out, loss of electricity, and minor roof damage)," Romines said in a Facebook post.

9:14 p.m. CDT Wednesday: NWS Storm Prediction Center said it has received eight tornado reports from Arkansas and Oklahoma.

9:11 p.m. CDT Wednesday: Storm damage in Moore, Oklahoma.

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8:55 p.m. CDT Wednesday: Storm damages Oklahoma City-area radio station's tower.

8:40 p.m. CDT Wednesday:

More than 36,700 Public Service Company of Oklahoma customers are without power, the utility reports.

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7:36 p.m. CDT Wednesday:

Tornado reported near Peggs, Oklahoma, according to NWS.

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5:37 p.m. CDT Wednesday:

Debris indicated by radar west of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, according to NWS Norman.

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