Oklahoma City Stations on National Stage as Tornado Rips Through Area

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By Andrew Gauthier Comment

The national spotlight was fixed on the KFOR weather team on Tuesday night as a tornado ripped through the Oklahoma City area. MSNBC essentially handed over its broadcast to Mike Morgan, the NBC-affiliate’s chief meteorologist, and his team early Tuesday evening as a severe weather system whipped through Oklahoma (video above).

And KFOR did not disappoint. The station’s storm chasers provided incredible footage of the tornado as they checked in the Morgan, including the image of power line poles being blown out of the ground.

Other cable news stations aired live feeds from local stations as well, although not quite to the same extent. CNN carried parts of KWTV‘s live coverage and Fox News also used aeriel footage shot by the Oklahoma City CBS-affiliate.

Here’s a video of CNN’s coverage:

And here’s more video from KFOR:

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