Photos: 5 Dead In May 31 Oklahoma City Area Tornado

1 06 2013
Cars that were damaged by a tornado in parking lot at Canadian Valley Technical Center on State Highway 66, west of Banner Road, Friday May 31, 2013 in El Reno, Okla. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Jim Beckel)

Cars that were damaged by a tornado in parking lot at Canadian Valley Technical Center on State Highway 66, west of Banner Road, Friday May 31, 2013 in El Reno, Okla. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Jim Beckel)

Tornadoes slams Oklahoma City and its suburbs during the evening rush hour on Friday, May 13, 2013.

Moore had limited damage from this storm activity.

Five people were killed and more than forty people were being treated for storm-related injuries.

At least three major tornadoes had touched down and according to a meteorologist for the National Weather Service, Tim Oram, it was difficult to know exactly how many tornadoes had touched down.

The disaster caused havoc on Interstate 40 and people were trapped  in their vehicles.

Part of the streets were flooded to a depth of 4 feet.

According to Betsy Randolph, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Highway Petrol, a mother and baby were killed on Friday while traveling on Interstate 40, just west of Oklahoma City, when their vehicle was picked up by the storm and they were sucked out of it.

Amy Elliott, a spokeswoman for the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said that two of the five deaths in Oklahoma on Friday occurred in Union City and one was in El Reno, in rural areas west of Oklahoma City.

Television images showed downed power lines and tossed cars as the storm systems dumped at least 3 inches of rain, stranding motorists in flood water.

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