A fresh batch of tornadoes has barreled through the U.S. state of Oklahoma, leaving five dead and 20 injured in an area that just 11 days earlier was devastated by a similar twister with a debris ball four kilometers (2.5 miles) in diameter, local media reported.
Some 50,000 customers lost power Friday in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, where a May 20 tornado lashed the suburb of Moore with peak winds estimated at 210 miles per hour and killed 24 people.
Authorities found the bodies of a woman and her baby near her car, which had overturned on a road on Oklahoma City's outskirts.
Three other people were found dead Friday in Oklahoma City's suburbs: two inside a vehicle in Union City and one more in El Reno, the local KWTV channel reported.
Flights were canceled at Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport, which was evacuated and suffered a power outage late Friday night.
The massive tornado that lashed the area on May 20 rated an F-5, the highest intensity on the Fujita scale. It devastated a 27-kilometer (17-mile) area on Oklahoma City's outskirts, destroying entire buildings, two schools and a hospital in just 50 minutes.
Local authorities estimate the losses from that tornado at between $1.5 billion and $2 billion and say 36,000 people were affected and 1,200 houses entirely destroyed. EFE