NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - The National Weather Service has upgraded two tornadoes that struck central Oklahoma on May 6 to EF3 with wind speeds of between 136 and 165 miles per hour.
One tornado traveled from Amber to Bridge Creek and destroyed several homes and buildings while the second struck along Interstate 35 in south Oklahoma City and overturned several vehicles and damaged buildings.
Meteorologist Doug Speheger with the weather service in Norman said Friday that the decision to upgrade the tornadoes from EF2 was made after meetings with crews that surveyed the damage. He said both tornadoes likely had winds of 140 to 150 miles per hour.
He said two people who drowned from heavy rains during the storms will not officially be counted as tornado fatalities, but as flood victims.
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