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WYNNEWOOD, Oklahoma -- Two people were killed Monday, May 9th by strong tornadoes that swept across portions of southern Oklahoma.

An emergency manager says a man was killed when a large tornado tore through a home at Wynnewood, Oklahoma. The emergency director in Garvin County, Oklahoma, Bud Ramming, said a man believed to be in his late 70s was found dead in a home.

The twister prompted forecasters to issue a "tornado emergency" for communities east of Wynnewood, noting the storm could be particularly violent.

Johnston County Sheriff's Sgt. Stacey Pulley says a second man died Monday near the town of Connerville.

There were a number of violent storms that raked the Plains on Monday, May 9th.

The Storm Prediction Center said portions of the Plains and the Ozarks faced a "substantial tornado risk" into Monday night.

Officials in other communities said a number of homes were damaged by tornadoes.

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