OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma City helicopter pilot covering the Sunday storms tells 2NEWS what he saw after tornadoes near Shawnee damaged around 30 homes.
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Jon Welsh was covering the tornadoes for KFOR, an NBC affiliate in Oklahoma City, when he witnessed the destruction from above.
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"Everything was just, it was just gone. You see beds in the yard. Everything was just like you took the house, you put it in a gigantic blender, you turned it on pulse for couple minutes, and then you just dumped it out. So everything was spread out everywhere," Welsh said.
Governor Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency for 16 counties, including Pottawattamie County. She's expected to tour the damage Monday.
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