Tornadoes, baseball-size hail present ‘very ominous situation’ for Oklahoma City, Moore, Okla.

Multiple large tornadoes are being reported southwest of Oklahoma City this evening, with storm activity heading east toward heavily populated areas.

A tornado currently being tracked might actually pass through Moore, Okla., which was devastated May 20.

About 1,000 people have been evacuated from Will Rogers Airport and directed to take shelter in a tunnel beneath the airport.

The staff of the Oklahoman newspaper has taken shelter in the basement.

“It’s heading right for downtown.”

A clear picture of the damage from tonight’s storms isn’t likely to form until morning, but early reports of deaths are being coming in.

Saturday morning update: The death toll has reportedly risen to nine.

Twitchy will continue to update this developing story as details emerge.

  • detroit19

    God, keep all of these people safe from harm!

    • Canadian in USA

      Amen.

  • Okie_pastor

    Had a scare. Couldn’t locate niece and nephew in el Reno. But they are safe! PTL!!

  • nc

    This is really, really bad. They’re saying there’s going to be a “flood event” as well. Prayers for all in so many areas.

  • Guest

    Okay who wrote the by-line for this story, Dan Quayle?

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    WOULD YOU BELIEVE?!? From OKC to St. Louis, tornadoes are pounding Midwest… It would take an act of God himself to make sure all are safe…. Prayers… #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    WOULD YOU BELIEVE?!? From OKC to St. Louis, tornadoes are pounding Midwest… It would take an act of God himself to make sure all are safe…. Prayers… #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}