Tornadoes leave trails of damage in Cole, Shawnee

Oklahoman.

A helicopter is damaged in a hangar at Air Flite, Inc. near the OBU campus on Thursday after a Wednesday night storm in Shawnee.

A helicopter is damaged in a hangar at Air Flite, Inc. near the OBU campus on Thursday after a Wednesday night storm in Shawnee.

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Kimber Hendrickson surveys damage from Wednesday's tornado on Thursday, April 20, 2023. Her Scissortail Silos wedding venue in Cole, Okla., received major damage.

Kimber Hendrickson surveys damage from Wednesday’s tornado on Thursday, April 20, 2023. Her Scissortail Silos wedding venue in Cole, Okla., received major damage.

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On Thursday, April 20, 2023, Kimber Hendrickson and his spouse, who own a wedding location called Scissortail Silos in Cole, approach Dahl Hendrickson, who is 57 years old, following the destruction caused by a tornado on Wednesday night.

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Damage from a tornado on Wednesday night had left a former mill nearly unrecognizable outside Silos Scissortail on Cole Street, April Thursday in 2023.

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Despite the tornado, the building’s significant destruction persisted as it stood on a table the day before. According to Hendrickson, in the foreground, there was an upright fire extinguisher. Kimber Hendrickson, the proprietor of Scissortail Silos, her wedding event center, is seen in the background amidst the debris, after the venue was ravaged by a tornado on Thursday, April 20, 2023, in Cole.

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On Thursday, April 20, 2023, Kimber Hendrickson, aged 57, and Kambrie Shannon, aged 45, evaluated the significant destruction caused by a tornado that occurred on Wednesday night to Hendrickson’s Scissortail Silos wedding venue. To the astonishment of both women, a fire extinguisher remained in an upright position on a table (out of view) at the front of the devastated interior.

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Following a tornado that struck Cole on Wednesday evening, Kent Reynolds, who is 60 years old, assesses the destruction to his mother-in-law Paula Bridwell’s house on Thursday afternoon, April 20, 2023.

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On Thursday, April 20, 2023, the Scissortail Silos, located not far from a field, were strewn with twisted metal and debris due to the tornado that struck Cole on Wednesday night.

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On Thursday, April 20, 2023, a tornado on Wednesday night caused significant destruction in Cole, specifically at Larry Paul Bridwell’s residence, requiring the assistance of family and friends to aid in the cleanup process.

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On Wednesday night, April 2023, Paul Larry Bridwell, 48, gazes solemnly as he surveys the damage left by a tornado on Cole Street, on his mother-in-law’s home. His own neighboring house was also severely damaged by the tornado.

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On Thursday, April 20, 2023, a tornado in Cole caused the walls at Scissortail Silos in Cole to collapse inward.

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Co-owner Kimber Hendrickson and community volunteer Kambrie Shannon surveyed the aftermath at Scissortail Silos in Cole on Thursday, April 20, 2023. They observed the walls collapsing and the ceilings collapsing inward following a tornado that occurred on Wednesday night in Cole.

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Damage to homes and businesses by Wednesday’s tornado is seen on April 20, 2023 in Cole, Okla. [Steve Sisney/For The Oklahoman.]

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The destruction caused by the tornado on April 20, 2023, can be observed in Cole, Okla., Affecting both residential and commercial properties.

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Damage to homes and businesses by Wednesday’s tornado is seen on April 20, 2023 in Cole, Okla. [Steve Sisney/For The Oklahoman.]

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Damage to homes and businesses by Wednesday’s tornado is seen on April 20, 2023 in Cole, Okla. [Steve Sisney/For The Oklahoman.]

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Damage to homes and businesses by Wednesday’s tornado is seen on April 20, 2023 in Cole, Okla. [Steve Sisney/For The Oklahoman.]

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Kimber Hendrickson surveys damage from Wednesday’s tornado sustained by her Scissortail Silos wedding venue on April 20, 2023 in Cole, Okla. Hendrickson had a wedding scheduled Saturday and is currently trying to contact around 40 brides with the news. [Steve Sisney/For The Oklahoman.]

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Kimber Hendrickson surveys damage from Wednesday’s tornado sustained by her Scissortail Silos wedding venue on April 20, 2023 in Cole, Okla. Hendrickson had a wedding scheduled Saturday and is currently trying to contact around 40 brides with the news. [Steve Sisney/For The Oklahoman.]

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Kent Reynolds clears wreckage from the tornado that occurred on Wednesday at his mother-in-law’s residence in Cole, Okla. On April 20, 2023.

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Damage to homes and businesses by Wednesday’s tornado is seen on April 20, 2023 in Cole, Okla. [Steve Sisney/For The Oklahoman.]

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Damage to homes and businesses by Wednesday’s tornado is seen on April 20, 2023 in Cole, Okla. [Steve Sisney/For The Oklahoman.]

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After a storm hit Shawnee Okla. On Wednesday, debris is scattered at Oklahoma Baptist University on Thursday, April 20, 2023.

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Students observed an uprooted tree on Wednesday in Shawnee, Okla., Following a storm that had struck Oklahoma Baptist University on Thursday, April 20, 2023.

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After a storm struck Shawnee, Oklahoma on Wednesday, Jordan Knutson is seen holding fragments of the damaged buildings at Oklahoma Baptist University on Thursday, April 20, 2023.

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After a storm hit Shawnee Okla. On Wednesday, Stubblefield Chapel near Oklahoma Baptist University will be visited on Thursday, April 20, 2023.

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A storm struck Shawnee, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, and on Thursday, a shattered rear window at Oklahoma Baptist University is captured after April 20, 2023.

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A storm struck Shawnee, Oklahoma on Wednesday, when a tree fell onto a vehicle at Oklahoma Baptist University on Thursday, April 20, 2023.

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A storm struck Shawnee, Oklahoma on Wednesday, when a tree fell onto a vehicle at Oklahoma Baptist University on Thursday, April 20, 2023.

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On Thursday, April 19, 2023, a street sign is seen uprooted after a storm struck Shawnee, Oklahoma.

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After a storm struck Shawnee Okla., On Wednesday, a car is seen at Oklahoma Baptist University on Thursday, April 20, 2023.

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Vehicles are captured at Oklahoma Baptist University on Thursday, April 20, 2023, after a storm struck Shawnee Okla., On Wednesday.

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After a storm struck Shawnee Okla., On Wednesday, a car is seen at Oklahoma Baptist University on Thursday, April 20, 2023.

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On Thursday, April 19, 2023, a storm struck Shawnee, Oklahoma, leaving a home in ruins.

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Fallen trees are scattered across the roads on Thursday following a storm that struck Shawnee, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

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Raley Chapel is captured at Oklahoma Baptist University on Thursday, April 20, 2023, following a storm that struck Shawnee Okla., On Wednesday.

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Rocky Langham gazes out the window on Thursday following a storm that struck Shawnee, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

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Justin Bone assists with the cleanup on Thursday following a storm that struck Shawnee, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

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The Bailey Business Center is depicted in a photograph taken on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at Oklahoma Baptist University after a storm hit Shawnee, Oklahoma.

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Bailey Business Center is pictured at Oklahoma Baptist University on Thursday, April 20, 2023, after a storm hit Shawnee Okla., On Wednesday.

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A street light obstructs the flow of traffic on Thursday following a storm that struck Shawnee, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

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A storm struck Shawnee, Oklahoma on April 19, 2023, which happened to be a Wednesday, resulting in a tree being uprooted and resting on the front yard of a residence.

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On Wednesday, April 19, 2023, a storm struck Shawnee, Oklahoma, leaving a building surrounded by debris and ruins.

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Debris is shown on Thursday following a storm that struck Shawnee, Oklahoma on Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

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April 19, 2023, Wednesday, Shawnee Okla., Hit storm a after Thursday on windshield broken a on pictured is wood of piece a.

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A toppled tree is captured in a photo on Thursday following a storm that struck Shawnee, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

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Debris is scattered on Thursday following a storm that struck Shawnee, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

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Shawnee Colonial Estates is in ruins on Thursday following a storm that struck Shawnee Okla. On Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

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Shawnee Colonial Estates is in ruins on Thursday following a storm that struck Shawnee Okla. On Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

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Debris is located outside the YMCA on Thursday following a storm that struck Shawnee, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

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On Thursday, April 19, 2023, a street sign is seen uprooted after a storm struck Shawnee, Oklahoma.

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Semi-trucks rest on their sides on Thursday after a storm struck Shawnee, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

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On Thursday, April 19, 2023, a severe storm struck Shawnee, Oklahoma, causing a semi-truck to overturn.

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On Thursday, April 19, 2023, in Shawnee, Okla., Tony Kountoupis scatters cat litter over the spilled oil next to an overturned semi-truck following a storm.

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Jerry Dimmitt and Riley Rosser are engaged in unloading a semi-truck on its flanks on Thursday, following a storm that struck Shawnee, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

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Semi-trucks rest on their sides on Thursday after a storm struck Shawnee, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

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On April 19, 2023, a storm hit Shawnee, Oklahoma. On Thursday, Tony Kountoupis, the Vice President of Oklahoma Serta, is pictured with a semi-truck on both sides.

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Power crews repair damage from Wednesday’s tornado on April 20, 2023 in Cole, Okla. [Steve Sisney/For The Oklahoman.]

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Damage to homes and businesses by Wednesday’s tornado is seen on April 20, 2023 in Cole, Okla. [Steve Sisney/For The Oklahoman.]

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Damage to homes and businesses by Wednesday’s tornado is seen on April 20, 2023 in Cole, Okla. [Steve Sisney/For The Oklahoman.]

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Damage to homes and businesses by Wednesday’s tornado is seen on April 20, 2023 in Cole, Okla. [Steve Sisney/For The Oklahoman.]

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Debris is shown at Oklahoma Baptist University on Thursday, April 20, 2023, following a storm that struck Shawnee Okla., On Wednesday.

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Shawnee, Oklahoma experienced significant destruction caused by a tornado.

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Shawnee, Oklahoma experienced significant destruction caused by a tornado.

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Shawnee, Oklahoma experienced significant destruction caused by a tornado.

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Shawnee, Oklahoma experienced significant destruction caused by a tornado.

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Destruction caused by a storm on Wednesday night in Shawnee.

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Destruction caused by a storm on Wednesday night in Shawnee.

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Destruction caused by a storm on Wednesday night in Shawnee.

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Destruction caused by a storm on Wednesday night in Shawnee.

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Debris is shown at Oklahoma Baptist University on Thursday, April 20, 2023, following a storm that struck Shawnee Okla., On Wednesday.

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Debris is shown at Oklahoma Baptist University on Thursday, April 20, 2023, following a storm that struck Shawnee Okla., On Wednesday.

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Damage caused by a storm on Wednesday night in Shawnee took place at Gordon Cooper Technical Center, situated close to the Oklahoma Baptist University campus.

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On Wednesday, Shawnee Okla. Experienced a storm, following a picture of a hangar at Air Flite, Inc. Near the OBU campus taken on Thursday, April 20, 2023.

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On Wednesday, Shawnee Okla. Experienced a storm, following a picture of a hangar at Air Flite, Inc. Near the OBU campus taken on Thursday, April 20, 2023.

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John cleans up the damaged trees in Shawnee, Oklahoma, on Thursday, April 2023, after a tornado moved through the area on Wednesday night.

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After the tornado passed through the Shawnee area in Oklahoma on Wednesday night, Dylan Sherfield walks through his damaged room in his home on Thursday, April 2023.

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Dylan Sherfield from Shawnee, Oklahoma, carries out items from his damaged home on Thursday night after a tornado moved through the area on Wednesday, April 2023.

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Workers at Domino’s Pizza store on St. Kickapoo in Shawnee, Oklahoma, picked up dough balls at the store on Thursday, April 2023, following severe tornadoes and storms that moved through the area Wednesday night.

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Workers at Domino’s Pizza store on St. Kickapoo in Shawnee, Oklahoma, picked up dough balls at the store on Thursday, April 2023, following severe tornadoes and storms that moved through the area Wednesday night.

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On Thursday, April 20, 2023, workers at the Domino’s Pizza store on Kickapoo Street in Shawnee, Okla., Picked up dough balls after severe storms and tornadoes moved through the area on Wednesday night.

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Jeff Totten’s living room in Shawnee, Oklahoma looks damaged after a tornado moved through the area on Wednesday night, April 2023.

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Jeff Totten’s home in Shawnee, Oklahoma looks damaged after a tornado moved through the area on Wednesday night, April 2023.

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On Thursday, April 2023, after a tornado moved through the Shawnee area in Oklahoma, Jacqueline Bourne, a Dell Representative, and Kevin Stitt, the Governor of Oklahoma, toured the damaged areas and discussed with Kerbs Dell Representative.

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On Thursday, April 20, 2023, Oklahoma Baptist University documents the consequences of a tempest that hit Shawnee Okla., The day before.

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Destruction caused by a storm on Wednesday night at the OBU campus in Shawnee.

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Raley Chapel is captured at Oklahoma Baptist University on Thursday, April 20, 2023, following a storm that struck Shawnee Okla., On Wednesday.

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Raley Chapel is captured at Oklahoma Baptist University on Thursday, April 20, 2023, following a storm that struck Shawnee Okla., On Wednesday.

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Destruction caused by a storm on Wednesday night in Shawnee.

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Destruction caused by a storm on Wednesday night in Shawnee.

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The aftermath of the tornadoes that took place on Wednesday is evident on the grounds of Oklahoma Baptist University, where uprooted trees are visible, and the distant view includes the towering spire of Raley Chapel.

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Destruction caused by powerful storms that passed through Cole on Wednesday night.

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Destruction caused by powerful storms that passed through Cole on Wednesday night.

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Destruction caused by powerful storms that passed through Cole on Wednesday night.

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Destruction caused by powerful storms that passed through Cole on Wednesday night.

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Destruction caused by powerful storms that passed through Cole on Wednesday night.

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Destruction caused by powerful storms that passed through Cole on Wednesday night.

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Destruction caused by powerful storms that passed through Cole on Wednesday night.

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The sign at Boomerang Diner in Shawnee, Oklahoma, lays on the ground Wednesday night, toppled by storms that rolled through the area.

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Traffic came to a halt on the eastbound I-40 from Acme Road on Wednesday, April 19.

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Traffic came to a halt on the eastbound I-40 from Acme Road on Wednesday, April 19.

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A damaged transformer catches fire as a fractured power pole hangs by the lines near Bethel Acres on Wednesday night.

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Fallen trees block Bethel Road north of Bethel Public Schools on Wednesday night after storms swept through the region.

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After the storms on Wednesday, a mobile unit situated at Bethel Public Schools, located west of Shawnee, is now inverted.

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On Wednesday, April 19, 2023, there was a hailstorm in Oklahoma City.

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On Wednesday, April 19, 2023, there was a hailstorm in Oklahoma City.

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On Wednesday, April 19, 2023, there was a hailstorm in Oklahoma City.

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On Wednesday, April 19, 2023, there was a hailstorm in Oklahoma City.

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Significant hailstones descended in the northwestern region of Oklahoma on Wednesday afternoon, April 19. Further intense thunderstorms are anticipated throughout the evening.

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Jeff Totten’s home in Shawnee, Oklahoma looks damaged after a tornado moved through the area on Wednesday night, April 2023.

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Jeff Totten’s living room is depicted in a photograph taken at his home in Shawnee, Oklahoma, on Thursday, April 2023, following a tornado that moved through the area on Wednesday night.

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On Thursday, April 20, 2023, a car is pictured upside down at a home on Kickapoo Street in Shawnee, Oklahoma, after a tornado moved through the area on Wednesday night.

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After a tornado moved through the Shawnee, Oklahoma area on Wednesday night, Jeff Totten picks up the damage at his home in Shawnee, Oklahoma on Thursday, April 2023.

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John cleans up the damaged trees in Shawnee, Oklahoma, on Thursday, April 2023, after a tornado moved through the area on Wednesday night.

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A car is pictured upside down at a home on St. Kickapoo in Shawnee, Oklahoma, on Thursday, April 2023, after a tornado moved through the area on Wednesday night.

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Okla. Shawnee in night Wednesday area the through moved tornado after Okla., Shawnee in 2023, April, Thursday, building damaged by walk people.

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