Tornado strikes Oklahoma; seven people injured near Tulsa

(CNN) – The blare of tornado sirens filled the Oklahoma night Wednesday as at least one tornado struck the state, according to the National Weather Service office in Tulsa.

Seven patients were taken to hospitals in the greater Tulsa area, Laura O’Leary with the Oklahoma Emergency Medical Services Authority told CNN.
One person was in critical condition, she said.

“Likely tornado on the ground between 66 and I-44 between Verdigris, Claremore moving ENE. Take cover immediately!” the agency tweeted.
The powerful storm was moving east at 25 mph and produced hail up to 1.75 inches in diameter.

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