Lone Grove tornado leaves as many as 15 dead

(AP)-  Authorities plan to resume looking for victims of a deadly tornado in southern Oklahoma this morning.

So far, authorities say as many as 15 people are dead and 14 have been seriously injured in the twister, which touched down about 7:00 last night.

Carter County Emergency Manager Ed Reed says searchers were pulled out of Lone Grove just after 1:00 a.m. because of numerous power lines down in the area.  Reed says electric company officials weren't been able to guarantee that the lines are dead, and he didn't went to add to the casualties.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service will dispatch a team of meteorologists to Lone Grove and to the Oklahoma City Metro Area to survey the damage and determine the size of the twisters.

The tornado was one of several that occurred in the state during a severe weather spurt yesterday that was unusual, even for tornado-prone Oklahoma.

One storm in the Oklahoma City Metro left three people with minor injuries, six homes destroyed in Edmond and businesses damaged in Oklahoma City and Edmond.

Another tornado was reported near Pawnee.