Lonely Planet Writer

One person dead as tornadoes rip through Oklahoma and Arkansas

A tornado hitting Oklahoma in 2010.
A tornado hitting Oklahoma in 2010. Image by NOAA Photo Library / CC BY 2.0

One person has died and 15,000 homes and businesses were left without power on Thursday after powerful tornadoes hit parts of Oklahoma and Arkansas on Wednesday evening. In Tulsa, a twister ripped through a mobile home park, killing one person and injuring several more. State police are now operating search and rescue operations in the area. Read more: usatoday.com