Damage is widespread in several communities in Oklahoma after tornadoes ripped through the southeastern part of the state. One of the communities hit hard was the town of Idabel, where more than a hundred homes and businesses as well as a church were destroyed. Search and rescue operations were underway there and in the nearby town of Broken Bow. At least one death is being reported along with some injuries.
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt toured the area today and said he had declared a state of emergency in affected counties to ensure these communities have support and resources from the state.
U.S. Senator James Lankford tweeted that he and his wife were praying for the community and that his office will make sure they have everything they need in the days ahead.