NOWATA, Okla. – Authorities say a couple and their grandchild had no time to reach a shelter before winds from a severe thunderstorm flung their mobile home into a creek in northeast Oklahoma, killing them.
The three were among four people who died in severe storms that blasted through Oklahoma on Friday. A Missouri truck driver also was killed when winds flipped his semi.
Nowata County sheriff's deputy Rick Harper said Saturday the winds picked up the mobile home and carried it about 100 yards before it landed. Harper says the home basically "disintegrated" and officials found the bodies in the water after a two-hour search.
National Weather Service meteorologist Pete Snyder says radar didn't show a tornado in the area, but a team was dispatched to determine what happened.