Mother, Baby Among 9 Dead in Oklahoma Tornadoes

Storms slam Oklahoma City, suburbs
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2013 5:34 AM CDT
Mother, Child Among 5 Dead in Oklahoma Tornadoes
People retrieve belongings from a home destroyed after severe weather passed through in Union City, Okla.   (AP Photo/Nick Oxford)

Nine people are dead and dozens injured after a new round of tornadoes slammed Oklahoma last night, reports AP and CNN. Among the fatalities were a mother and infant, whose bodies were found near their car on I-40, a major state artery. Oklahoma City and its suburbs took the brunt of storms, which were followed by heavy flooding. Fuller assessments will become clearer this morning, but the tornadoes were not as powerful as the EF5 monster that hit Moore, Okla., less than two weeks ago. That city got hit again yesterday, however, with winds estimated at 80mph.

"This storm had everything you could handle at one time: tornadoes, hail, lightning, heavy rain, people clogging the highways," says a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Norman, Okla. (Read more Oklahoma stories.)

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