No rest as new twisters kill 5 in tornado-traumatized Oklahoma

Dszpics1Union City, Oklahoma (CNN) — The full scale of the destruction wrought by five new tornadoes that plowed through the Oklahoma City area will only be apparent in the light of day Saturday. The fresh twisters Friday evening killed at least five people, less than two weeks after a monstrous tornado made rubble of the town of Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City. “We really needed a break after last (week), and there’s just no rest,” said city spokeswoman Kristy Yager. In all, 17 tornadoes were reported in the Midwest. The number will probably change when officials conduct storm surveys Saturday, said Kurt Van Speybroeck, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. And while the twisters damaged houses in Missouri and Illinois, the brunt of its brute force was reserved for Oklahoma City and its surrounding areas, including El Reno and Union City. Among the five reported deaths Friday were a mother and her child, officials said. At least 71 others were injured.

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