Meteorologist George Flickinger near Lawton, Oklahoma on the trail of the storms April 17, 2013.
Photographer: George Flickinger
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Police in Lawton say two apparent tornadoes touched down on the edges of the southwest Oklahoma city.
A police dispatcher says there are no reports of injuries, but that a Goodyear tire plant in the city has undetermined damage as a result of the late Wednesday afternoon storm. The Comanche County emergency services director said he did not have time to talk.
RELATED LINK - We're tracking the storms as they move their way through the Sooner state and into Northeast Oklahoma at http://bit.ly/stormtracking.
Public Service Company of Oklahoma reported about 1,000 power outages in the Lawton area.
The National Weather Service issued several tornado warnings in southwestern Oklahoma counties as a strong storm system moved through the area Wednesday afternoon and early evening.
A tornado watch remains in effect for 51 of Oklahoma's 77 counties until 11 p.m. and hail from 1/4 to 1 3/4 inches has been reported in western Oklahoma.
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