In this grab taken from video provided by KOCO, a view of the damage to a property after severe storms, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, late Sunday, Feb, 26, 2023. Powerful storms with widespread wind gusts and reported tornadoes swept across Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving more than a dozen people injured, and Michigan residents faced a fifth straight day Monday without power following last week’s ice storm. (KOCO via AP)
OAN Geraldyn Berry
11:51 PM PT – Monday, February 24, 2023
Nine tornadoes have been reported in Oklahoma and Kansas, causing more than a dozen injuries.
According to local authorities, a home had been observed to have been destroyed. Trees have been seen toppled over as well as power lines were knocked out in Liberal, Kansas, near the state line with Oklahoma.
On Monday, the National Weather Service issued wind advisories for those in Oklahoma and in Kansas, as well as for 14 other states in the Midwest and Southeast.
The National Weather Service had received tips about seven tornadoes that were in Oklahoma as well as two additional in Kansas on Sunday. Storm-hit communities in the states are assessing storm damage on Monday.
A derecho is forecast with widespread damaging winds and embedded swaths of significant severe gusts from 80-110 mph, centered on parts of Oklahoma this evening into tonight. Embedded tornadoes are anticipated as well. pic.twitter.com/Pt6x1jAmuE
— National Weather Service (@NWS) February 27, 2023
Winds reportedly as high as 114 mph were recorded in Memphis, Texas. Communities in Oklahoma and Kansas experienced gusts of wind over 80 mph.