By Dale Denwalt Ben Felder Adam Wilmoth Robert Medley
A deadly tornado touched down in El Reno Saturday evening, part of a larger storm that sent residents across the state taking shelter.
Two people are confirmed dead in El Reno, where the tornado hit a motel, trailer park and several businesses near Highway 81 and 66.
El Reno police have asked the public to stay off the roads and allow emergency services to assess the damage.
“I think El Reno Oklahoman needs a lot of prayers, it has been a traumatic incident,” said El Reno Mayor Matt White, adding that several people had been transported to the hospital.
American Budget Inn and the Skyview Trailer Park were two of the hardest hit areas when the tornado arrived around 10:31 p.m.
“You could hear the roar and everything when it came through,” said Richard Griffin, a resident of the trailer park.
Loyd Roberts, of Burnet, Texas, said he was asleep in the motel when the roof fell in.
“That is what woke me up.
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