QUAPAW, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin toured damage in the northeastern Oklahoma community of Quapaw on Monday, a day after a tornado killed one person and damaged fewer than 60 structures.
Sixty-eight-year-old John L. Brown, of Baxter Springs, Kan., was killed when he was traveling through Quapaw and he pulled over into a parking lot. A large concrete wall fell on his car. Six people were transported to hospitals with injuries.
Fifteen homes were totally destroyed.
Oklahoma escaped relatively unscathed - especially since no tornado warnings had been issued beforehand.
But Quapaw Chairman John Berrey said about 200 people took shelter in Quapaw even though there were no tornado warnings.
Fallin issued a disaster declaration for Ottawa County on Monday to expedite the recovery process.