Tornadoes present ‘very ominous situation’ for Oklahoma City; ‘Direct hit’

http://twitter.com/#!/MikeKonopasek/status/340605694929666050

Multiple large tornadoes are being reported southwest of Oklahoma City this evening, with storm activity heading east toward heavily populated areas.

http://twitter.com/#!/NWSNorman/status/340507447351459840
http://twitter.com/#!/kfor/status/340606531903049728
http://twitter.com/#!/nbcnightlynews/status/340606506074529793
http://twitter.com/#!/mkoebrich/status/340608509425098754

A tornado currently being tracked might actually pass through Moore, Okla., which was devastated May 20.

http://twitter.com/#!/billmurphy/status/340610345091600385
http://twitter.com/#!/lil_lakeside10/status/340606700023336961
http://twitter.com/#!/dylanabner14/status/340607049245286400
http://twitter.com/#!/travisnipper/status/340639212871237633

About 1,000 people have been evacuated from Will Rogers Airport and directed to take shelter in a tunnel beneath the airport.

http://twitter.com/#!/RobDouglas3/status/340614156753440768
http://twitter.com/#!/TWCBreaking/status/340611975606317058
http://twitter.com/#!/SchwartzNow/status/340614593263071233
http://twitter.com/#!/AnthonyQuintano/status/340618768151621632
http://twitter.com/#!/SeanSchoferTVN/status/340625216378126337

The staff of the Oklahoman newspaper has taken shelter in the basement.

http://twitter.com/#!/MarkBeutler/status/340617269744898048
http://twitter.com/#!/UWSoftball/status/340621054701621249
http://twitter.com/#!/nycjim/status/340616988244197376

“It’s heading right for downtown.”

http://twitter.com/#!/ZephyrK9/status/340608990151057408
http://twitter.com/#!/lancewest/status/340626425960886273
http://twitter.com/#!/JenMyersFox4/status/340626291667636224
http://twitter.com/#!/SteveGrzanich/status/340621809735065600
http://twitter.com/#!/AJMertz/status/340628306401558529

A clear picture of the damage from tonight’s storms isn’t likely to form until morning, but early reports of deaths are being coming in.

http://twitter.com/#!/MikeKonopasek/status/340630945034014721

Saturday morning update: The death toll has reportedly risen to nine.

http://twitter.com/#!/DavidMuir/status/340842612351188996

Twitchy will continue to update this developing story as details emerge.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/05/31/tornadoes-baseball-size-hail-present-very-ominous-situation-for-oklahoma-city-moore-okla/

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