SHAWNEE, Okla. -- Authorities say two people were killed Sunday when a twister swept through Pottawattomie County, leveling a mobile home park.
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An Oklahoma sheriff is crediting early warnings for a low death toll during a tornado outbreak that ravaged the Plains and Midwest.
The state medical examiner's office confirms 79-year-old Glen Irish and 76-year-old Bill Hutchinson died after the storm hit Shawnee.
Irish's mailing labels were found amid the debris two counties away near Stroud.
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According to the National Weather Service, the preliminary strength of the Shawnee tornado was an EF-4, which indicates wind speeds were more than 150 miles per hour.
2 Works for You storm spotter Dennie Brison captured the twister less than a mile away.
Lindsay Carter, of Shawnee, says she fled her home when she heard a tornado was coming. When she returned, she had lost part of her home's roof, but some of her neighbors' homes had vanished.
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