Local & Regional
Mon March 19, 2012
No injuries reported with tornadoes in SW Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say no injuries have been reported as possible tornadoes moved through southwestern Oklahoma.
Beckham County Emergency Management Director Lonnie Risenhoover says a large storm touched down south of Carter Sunday night and a twister was spotted near Retrop in the southeastern part of the county.
In Greer County, emergency management director Glynadee Edwards said a possible tornado damaged power lines near Willow, but officials hadn't received reports of injuries or additional damage.
National Weather Service forecaster Daryl Williams says a slow-moving storm system spawned the short-lived tornadoes. The threat of severe weather will linger through Monday, but Williams says it appears tornadoes will be less of a threat for central and eastern sections of the state.
A flash flood watch is in effect for 13 counties in eastern Oklahoma.