OAN Geraldyn Berry
11:51 PM PT – Monday, February 24, 2023
Nine tornadoes have been reported in Oklahoma and Kansas, causing more than a dozen injuries.
According to local authorities, a home had been observed to have been destroyed. Trees have been seen toppled over as well as power lines were knocked out in Liberal, Kansas, near the state line with Oklahoma.
On Monday, the National Weather Service issued wind advisories for those in Oklahoma and in Kansas, as well as for 14 other states in the Midwest and Southeast.
Severe Weather returns to the Midwest again this winter with a slight chance for tornadoes and damaging wind today. A tornado watch is already in effect across parts of IL and IN.https://t.co/uNjJpzhKuM pic.twitter.com/WpC7hc4J7b— National Weather Service (@NWS) February 27, 2023
The National Weather Service had received tips about seven tornadoes that were in Oklahoma as well as two additional in Kansas on Sunday. Storm-hit communities in the states are assessing storm damage on Monday.
A derecho is forecast with widespread damaging winds and embedded swaths of significant severe gusts from 80-110 mph, centered on parts of Oklahoma this evening into tonight. Embedded tornadoes are anticipated as well. pic.twitter.com/Pt6x1jAmuE— National Weather Service (@NWS) February 27, 2023
Winds reportedly as high as 114 mph were recorded in Memphis, Texas. Communities in Oklahoma and Kansas experienced gusts of wind over 80 mph.