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UPDATE: Friday, June 16

PERRYTON, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – In the wake of the Thursday afternoon tornado in Perryton, officials reported on Friday morning that three people were killed and around 114 injured.

A number of state and local agencies responded to the area to assist in recovery efforts, from search and rescue operations to debris clearing and shelter resources.

Ochiltree County Sheriff Terry Bouchard spoke on Friday morning about the community response.

Original Story:

PERRYTON, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Officials with the National Weather Service in Amarillo confirmed that there is a tornado on the ground north of Perryton.

According to a post on the National Weather Service’s Facebook page, the confirmed tornado is on the ground north of Perryton and is moving east at 20 mph. A current tornado warning from the National Weather Service includes Perryton, Booker and Huntoon until 6 p.m.

“Take shelter if in the path of this dangerous storm,” the post read.

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