Severe Weather Live Blog Recap

4:15PM: KXII storm spotter Doug Drace reports numerous funnel clouds near Davis, Oklahoma, but so far no tornadoes on the ground. Drace says he's seen golf ball sized hail in the storms, which are currently passing through the Turner Falls area.

Murray County is under a TORNADO WARNING; all Texoma counties are under a tornado watch.

We'll post more information as it becomes available.

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4:20pm: Tornado sirens sounding in Davis, Oklahoma. Live coverage now on KXII-TV Channel 12.1.

4:23pm: KXII storm spotter Doug Drace reporting strong circulation just north of Highway 7 1 mi east of Davis. Live coverage on KXII-TV.

4:31PM: Residents in Sulphur, Oklahoma, are advised to take tornado precautions now.

4:39PM: The Weather Service has issued a TORNADO WARNING effective until 05:15 PM CDT

Oklahoma counties
GARVIN, MURRAY, PONTOTOC

4:48PM: Latest information from the National Weather Service:

A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 515 PM CDT FOR PONTOTOC...EASTERN GARVIN AND NORTHEASTERN MURRAY COUNTIES...

AT 431 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR DETECTED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO WITH THE MOST DANGEROUS PORTION OF THE STORM NEAR SULPHUR...MOVING EAST-NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE ADA...FITZHUGH...HICKORY...ROFF...SULPHUR AND VANOSS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IN ADDITION TO A TORNADO THREAT... THIS STORM LIKELY CONTAINS DAMAGING HAIL TO THE SIZE OF BASEBALLS NEAR AND NORTH OF THE MENTIONED LOCATION.

4:51pm: The Weather Service has issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING effective until 05:45 PM CDT

Oklahoma counties
CARTER, JOHNSTON, LOVE

4:57pm: Storms capable of producing tornadoes are now moving over Roff-Fitzhugh-Stonewall area. Also reports of baseball sized hail moving towards Ardmore.

5:07pm: The Weather Service has issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING effective until 05:45 PM CDT

Oklahoma counties
GARVIN, MURRAY, PONTOTOC

5:28PM: The Weather Service has issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING effective until 06:15 PM CDT
Oklahoma counties
COAL, JOHNSTON, MURRAY, PONTOTOC

Also reports of baseball sized hail near Dickson.

5:52pm: The Weather Service has issued a TORNADO WARNING effective until 06:30 PM CDT

Oklahoma counties
COAL, JOHNSTON, PONTOTOC

6:09pm: 1,500 without power in Ardmore according to OG&E website

6:12pm: Confirmed tornado 2 mi north of Madill along Hwy 377.

6:35pm: Residents in Tish should take tornado precautions now. Reports of grapefruit sized hail in that area.

7:02pm: The Weather Service has issued a TORNADO WARNING effective until 08:15 PM CDT

Oklahoma counties
ATOKA, COAL, JOHNSTON

7:29pm: Tornadoes possible for Atoka and Caney

8:13pm: Widespread damage in Tushka, Oklahoma in Atoka Co. Sheriff Gary McCool tells us the damage is massive right now and that the Tushka School is "gone." McCool says he is asking if you do not have business in Atoka County to stay out." McCool says several homes on West Boggy Depot Road have been damaged as well.

We have a crew en route and will have more shortly.

8:51pm: The Weather Service has issued a TORNADO WARNING effective until 10:00 PM CDT
Oklahoma counties
ATOKA, COAL

9:06:pm: KTUL is reporting 1 dead in Tushka, OK with multiple critical injuries and major damage. Our reporters in Tushka are in the city shelter after reports of another tornado in the area.

9:45pm: We have received reports of many injuries and lots of damage in Tushka. The very latest tonight on First News at Ten.

10:05pm: After a brief power hit at the KXII Studios in Sherman, we're back. Atoka County Sheriff Gary McCool reports multiple fatalities in his county and several injured, widespread damage on the air right now on KXII-TV.

10:30pm:
The Weather Service has issued a TORNADO WARNING effective until 11:00 PM CDT
Oklahoma counties
CHOCTAW, PUSHMATAHA

10:34: The phone number mentioned on the broadcast for parents of Tushka baseball players was 580-566-2624.

10:36pm: The Weather Service has issued a TORNADO WARNING effective until 11:15 PM CDT
Texas counties
FANNIN, LAMAR

10:37pm: The clothing closet at Voca Baptist Church in Caney (located 7 miles south of Tushka) will be open on Friday April 14 at 8:00 AM as long as needed for victims of the tornado. This clothing closet is free to the community and has gently used clothing for babies - adults. For directions or questions visit our website at vocabaptistchurch.org of (580) 889-5012.

11:36pm: Harmony Schools in Atoka are closed Friday.

11:49pm: This concludes our live blog for tonight. Be sure to tune into First News AM at 5 a.m. for live reports from Tushka.


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