Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 6/1/13

The Oklahoma City area was hit by a tornado for the second time in two weeks on Friday, forcing those attending an American Hockey League playoff game in the city to evacuate into the parking garage. Tornado warnings delayed the start of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals between the Oklahoma City Barons and Grand Rapids Griffins (the AHL affiliates of the Oilers and Red Wings, respectively). Everyone in attendance at Cox Convention Center — including the players — was ushered into an underground garage, where they waited for roughly an hour until authorities gave an “all clear” around 9 p.m. The game was postponed due to flooding and rescheduled for Sunday afternoon. Take a look at the scene in the photos below. Evacuated from the game down into the parking garage. Both teams and fans all down here. Never had this experience in hockey.— Travis Ewanyk (@T_Ewanyk) June 01, 2013 BREAKING: Arena in OKC being evacuated. Rushing to lowest level parking garages. http://t.co/NTRmeBDTnd (@WOODTV)— Michael Rusch (@weeddude) June 01, 2013 Fans have taken cover in the arena garage. Arena bowl has been evacuated. #OKCBarons http://t.co/xlzGFKrZxF— Ben Michael (@bmveazey) June 01, 2013 Boys are safe down low in the garage. #delays #tornado #baronsnative http://t.co/APKsceVKSf— Curtis Hamilton (@hamiltonov) May 31, 2013 Photo from @ryansittrick website coordinator w/ @EdmontonOilers who's w/ @OKC_Barons evacuated to parking garage http://t.co/juMEyqmZWP— Emily Mertz (@Emily_Mertz) June 01, 2013 Went from day to night in OKC I'm seconds. Fans gathered in lowest level parking shelter. #news8 @larryfigurski http://t.co/SvK4V0xSl8—   (@larryfigurski) June 01, 2013 Some flooding in the #OKCBarons Cox Convention Center RT @ryandittrick Rivers in the rink. http://t.co/HxetMzFjkU— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) June 01, 2013

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