JOHNSTON COUNTY, Okla. -- Two people have been killed by strong tornadoes that swept across portions of southern Oklahoma.
Johnston County Sheriff's Sgt. Stacey Pulley says a man died Monday near the town of Connerville. A storm earlier in the day killed a man in a home near Wynnewood.
The emergency director in Garvin County, Oklahoma, Bud Ramming, said a man believed to be in his late 70's was found dead in a home.
The twister was among a number of violent storms that raked the Plains on Monday. The Storm Prediction Center said portions of the Plains and the Ozarks faced a "substantial tornado risk" into Monday night. Some of Monday's weather has been so bad that forecasters declared a "tornado emergency" for the towns of Roff and Hickory, which were in the path of a storm.
Officials in other communities said a number of homes were damaged by tornadoes.