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Tornado threat returns in Oklahoma

Published On: May 30 2013 02:07:03 PM CDT   Updated On: May 30 2013 03:12:46 PM CDT
Moore, Okla, tornado

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Several areas in Oklahoma, including Moore, which was hit by a massive tornado last week, faced new risks for severe weather on Thursday afternoon, KOCO-TV reported.

After 2 p.m. on Thursday, a dry line was expected to move into western Oklahoma and set up from just west of Enid, to Watonga, to east of Clinton to Altus, the station said.

Models show pop-up storms along this dry line anytime after 2 p.m. Storms should move east-northeast. Oklahoma City residents should watch for severe storms during the drive home through dinner time hours.

President Barack Obama toured storm damage Sunday. He praised local officials, first responders and school principals for their work in the wake of the storms, which killed 24 people, injured more than 375 others and damaged 12,000 residences in and around the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.

"This area's known more than its share of heartbreak, but people here pride themselves on the Oklahoma standard ... being able to work through disasters like this and come out stronger on the other side," he said.


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