Spencer Courtney posted this photo of a tornado near Tulsa, Okla. on March 25, 2015.
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March 25, 2015 8:01 PM EDT

A “confirmed extremely dangerous tornado” hit Wednesday evening near Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to the National Weather Service, which warned residents nearby: “You are in a life threatening situation.”

The tornado was spotted at 6:02 p.m. (7:02 p.m. ET) and was moving east at 40 mph in the genral direction of Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Verdigris, Oneta and Inola, the weather service said.

“Flying debris will be deadly to those caught without shelter,” it said.

NBC station KJRH of Tulsa reported that homes and vehicles had been damaged…

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