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30 people hospitalized after tornado hits Tulsa

A tornado swept through Tulsa early Sunday, sending 30 people to the hospital, including two with life-threatening injuries.

Most of the people injured were inside or outside of restaurants that were closing, authorities said. National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Teague told The Associated Press the tornado had wind speeds of 111 to 135 mph, and not long after, two tornadoes with winds of 65 to 85 mph were seen on radar east and northeast of Tulsa. Power poles were damaged, signs were ripped off, and a TGI Fridays suffered major damage from the tornado, and for a brief time, more than 17,000 customers were without power.