"Storms Hit 3 States and at Least 9 People Are Killed"

"A series of storms struck Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas late Tuesday and early Wednesday, wiping out homes and businesses and killing at least nine people, emergency officials said.

A tornado, the largest and most severe of the storms, struck around midday, touching down in Caddo County, Okla., and then sweeping from the southwest to northeast corners of Canadian County, where it devastated El Reno, a town of 15,000 people about 25 miles west of downtown Oklahoma City. At least five people were killed and officials said the number could rise as search and rescue teams started to fan out across a state already battered by storms over the weekend."

Anahad O’Connor reports for the New York Times May 25, 2011.

SEE ALSO:

"Violent Thunderstorms Leave 13 Dead in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Days After Joplin Tornado" (AP)

"Battered Survivors Cower as New Storm Brews but Passes" (New York Times)

"More Tornadoes Wreak Havoc Across Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri" (ENS)

Source: NY Times, 05/25/2011