Tornado in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Four Oklahoma Search Dogs deploy to tornado

At approximately 10pm Wednesday night, four Canine Disaster Search Teams, three trained by SDF, responded to the aftermath of a tornado that touched down in Tulsa, OK. After being contacted by the local fire department, the teams arrived at the scene and covered approximately one square mile, over roughly two hours, checking to ensure no one was buried in the debris of homes, churches and other structures affected by the tornado.

Handlers stayed vigilant for hazards such as downed power lines and made sure that the Search Dogs were able to do their jobs swiftly and safely. The dogs quickly determined during their searches that no one was left behind. The tornadic weather has since moved northeastward and weakened to thunderstorm activity near the Gulf and East coasts.

"I'm glad we were able to quickly help local resources to better serve our citizens. Fortunately, last night the city experienced a relatively small amount of structural damage and everyone was accounted for thanks to advanced warning systems in place. Our Search Dogs are always ready to go at a moment's notice!" - Adrienne Seibel & Gunny, Tulsa Fire

For more news coverage of the damage caused by the tornado watch this NewsOn6 report.