Tornadoes whip up Oklahoma as more storms move through the Plains

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NORMAN, Okla. — Another round of strong storms, including some tornadoes, is moving across the nation’s midsection.

National Weather Service forecaster Daryl Williams says tornadoes touched down Saturday in southwestern Oklahoma near the towns of Elmer and near Tipton. Williams says another touched down briefly near Elk City along Interstate 40.

Violent wedge right now!! Near Elmer #okwx @USTornadoes pic.twitter.com/EF1yGgUdZK

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Williams said the tornadoes in southwestern Oklahoma were very strong, but are in largely isolated areas. He said it was too early to know how much, if any damage was caused. A police dispatcher in Tipton said there were no immediate reports of injuries. Read more…

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15 Photos of Plains That Are Far From Plain

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Mountains, waterfalls, rivers and beaches get all the praise for their beauty, but don’t forget about the plain beauty of plains

Look past the rolling hills, and it will be clear to you. These plains come from all around the world — from the salt flats of Oklahoma to the northern end of Iceland.

Take a look at how flat out beautiful the plains of the world are in these gorgeous photos, below. Read more…

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