As of Thursday, Oklahoma City was on its way to becoming the first major U.S. city to be completely destroyed by a tornado, according to the National Weather Service.
The tornado touched down around 1:45 p.m.
ET near the city of Pigeon Forge, about 20 miles northwest of Tulsa.
The storm left a trail of destruction and knocked down trees and power lines as it made its way north toward Oklahoma City.
The winds of the tornado were at about 130 mph, the National Hurricane Center said in a statement.
“A tornado hit the town of Pueblo, Oklahoma.
It took out a power line and toppled a few trees, but the damage was minimal,” the National Park Service said in the statement.
“Pueblo is a community of more than 20,000 people and has been home to more than a dozen people for generations.”
The storm’s path has now turned northeast and is expected to continue moving toward Oklahoma, where the tornado’s center is expected Friday.
Oklahoma City has recorded more than 30 tornadoes in the last five years.
The storm was the second major tornado to hit the city, following a magnitude 5.0 tornado that hit Oklahoma City in 2014.
The tornadoes also caused significant damage, but it was not immediately clear whether any people were killed.
The National Weather Agency also issued a tornado watch for parts of Oklahoma City and Oklahoma, the Associated Press reported.
The Weather Channel reported that a tornado had struck a gas station in Oklahoma City, but no injuries were reported.