At least two people are confirmed dead after a tornado rips through a hotel and a trailer park in El Reno. Residents had only a few minutes warning before the tornado touched down. Emergency crews were called to the American Budget Value Inn, where visitors were trapped in the damage. Authorities say multiple people are being hospitalized with serious injuries. Emergency crews are searching through the rubble of the hotel and a nearby mobile home park for more victims. The VFW, located at 1515 S. Rock Island in El Reno, opened its doors to help those who were in need of a place to stay. The tornado, classified as an EF3, was about 75 yards wide at its widest point and was on the ground for 2.2 miles. It began at about 10:28 Saturday night and lasted just 4 minutes.
Officials confirm 2 deaths associated with a tornado that tore through El Reno Saturday night.