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One Dead, Several Injured As Tornadoes Hit Oklahoma

A tornado killed at least one person Wednesday in Sand Springs, near Tulsa. Another tornado touched down in Moore, near Oklahoma City, before 7 p.m.

Last updated on March 26, 2015, at 1:13 a.m. ET

Posted on March 25, 2015, at 8:26 p.m. ET

Tornado in sand springs #ThunderUp #crazy #BoomerSooner #SoonerNation

One person died in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Wednesday when a tornado touched down in a mobile home park.

Authorities confirmed to reporters at the scene that one person in the Sand Springs mobile home park died in the tornado, Tulsa World reported. Another person was in critical condition, and according to the Associated Press multiple others were injured.

Matt Barnard / AP

Debris litters the area after a storm swept through the area and damaged homes in Sand Springs.

The tornado also destroyed 50 mobile homes, KOTV reported.

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First responders work to free a man from a pile of rubble in Sand Springs.

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People survey storm damage in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Wednesday.

A tornado also charged through Moore, near Oklahoma City, leaving destruction in its wake.

The damage in and around Moore included downed power lines and trees, as well as at least one traffic accident involving a semi truck, KFOR reported. The crash forced the closure of Interstate 35 Wednesday evening.

In an on-air interview with KFOR, Moore Mayor Glenn Lewis said Tuesday that the storm "just came out of nowhere." Lewis also said he heard the tornado pass over head from inside a shelter.

Video from KFOR showed bursts of light as power lines burst in the Oklahoma City area.

A video posted late Wednesday showed motorists watching from their vehicle in Moore as the storm passed overhead and toppled a semi truck:

Photos also show damaged buildings and downed power lines in the Moore area:

Just found this after the tornado. God is with us

Damage at 119th and Western in Moore @kfor

Power poles snapped in half on N. Council Road. Thousands without power. #OKCWX @OKCFOX

Significant damage at sw 4th &Irving in Moore. Homeowner safe-Was across the st in neighbor's shelter. #kocostorms

The severe weather knocked out electricity for tens of thousands of people.

#okwx: Tulsa Co sheriff's capt confirms deputies/OHP doing search/rescue at destroyed mobile home pk in Sand Springs

The storm knocked out power for more than 33,000 customers in the Tulsa area, Public Service Company of Oklahoma reported.

Near Oklahoma City, another 32,000 customers were without electricity, OGE reported, bringing the total number of customers left in the dark to more than 65,000 Wednesday evening.

#Tornado in Sand Springs, Oklahoma!!!! Tor already gone.

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Lightning flashes as a crew works on a power line on East 15th Street just west of Sheridan, Oklahoma Wednesday.

Sand Springs and Moore are about 100 miles apart:

Earlier, as the storms approached, some Oklahomans posted pictures of the clouds swirling overhead:

Other captured the sound of tornado warnings blaring through their neighborhoods:

Many people also shared photos of of themselves taking cover in tornado shelters:

Tornado selfie with the brother . #oklahomaweather