That is a minimum of the ninth storm-related demise throughout the nation since Friday, as extreme climate and tornadoes have ravaged elements of the Midwest and South and rounds of crippling snow and ice have blanketed areas from Kansas to Michigan.
Randall Hyatt, 58, drove into deep floodwaters that made his pickup truck inoperable. He acquired out of his car and that is when he was swept away, the report stated.
Hyatt’s physique was recovered by Pittsburg County Swift Water group about 100 yards from his automobile round 8:15 p.m.
Oklahoma Division of Public Security Director of Media Operations Sarah Stewart confirmed to CNN by telephone the demise was storm-related. Kiowa is about 100 miles south of Tulsa.
Lethal rounds of storms
Extreme climate that endured into Saturday has left two individuals lifeless in Texas, three in Louisiana and three in Alabama.
A extreme storm demolished a house in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, on Friday night time, and an aged couple was discovered lifeless close by, authorities stated. And in Oil Metropolis, a tree fell on a house, killing a person, Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator stated.
In Texas, a car fatally struck a firefighter and a police officer on an icy Interstate 27 in Lubbock Saturday morning whereas the pair have been coping with two earlier crashes on the freeway, Lubbock Police Chief Floyd Mitchell stated. A second firefighter was struck and was in crucial situation at a hospital.
Storms killed three individuals in Pickens County, within the western a part of Alabama, Sheriff Todd Corridor stated. The victims got here from an space close to the city of Carrollton, the place some buildings have been destroyed and others broken, Corridor stated.