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Damage Reported In Oklahoma As Severe Weather Moves Through State

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A hangar at the Skiatook airport was damaged in the strong winds Sunday morning. A hangar at the Skiatook airport was damaged in the strong winds Sunday morning.
A News On 6 viewer shared this photo of flooding in Nowata. A News On 6 viewer shared this photo of flooding in Nowata.
A triple-funnel formed near Bouse Junction, Oklahoma, early Saturday night. A triple-funnel formed near Bouse Junction, Oklahoma, early Saturday night.
News On 6 viewer Stevie Nicole Ellison shared this photo of a possible tornado at Park Hill. News On 6 viewer Stevie Nicole Ellison shared this photo of a possible tornado at Park Hill.
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A line of thunderstorms with high winds is blamed for more damage as it moves out of Oklahoma into Arkansas.

LeFlore County remains under a tornado watch until 6 p.m.

Cherokee County Emergency Management reports damage to homes along Highways 51 and 62 near the Adair county line. Trees and limbs blown across roads are hindering recovery efforts in some spots.

Cherokee Land, Etta Bend and Eldon - southeast of Tahlequah - are also reporting damage from the suspected tornado.

One mobile home was destroyed, but officials say the family did not spend the night there after all the severe weather warnings.

No injuries have been reported.

The Skiatook area suffered damage to an airport hangar, homes and vehicles from winds earlier Sunday morning.

Verdigris Valley Electric reports about 50 scattered outages near Owasso, Oologah, Talala and Pawhuska. In Delaware County, about 117 customers are without power, according to Public Service of Oklahoma.

No more severe weather is anticipated for the Tulsa area though there will be some additional rain, clearing this afternoon.

At least 70 possible tornadoes were reported across the plains on Saturday, Meyer said at about 10 p.m. Eleven of those unconfirmed tornadoes were in Oklahoma.

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A large tornado nearly quarter-mile wide caused five confirmed fatalities, numerous injuries and massive damage in Woodward early Sunday morning.  The storm hit Woodward just after midnight.

Major damage to buildings and homes have been reported with an estimated eight-mile path of destruction. There are 20 confirmed injuries total, with 10 reported as critical.

Our sister station, News9 in Oklahoma City, captured intense images via SkyNews9 on Saturday evening. A triple-funnel formed near Bouse Junction, Oklahoma, after it crossed a river and then sparked a small fire at an oil rig.

4/15/2012 Related Story: Massive Damage, Fatalities After Tornado Strikes Woodward

Damage was reported at the Osage/Tulsa County line early Saturday. High winds damaged some structures and took down power lines.

One News On 6 viewer called in to report damage to two barns on their property off Highway 97 between Skiatook and Sand Springs. Storm chaser Matt Patterson said there is damage to trees and power lines.

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The storm went through southwest Osage County between 6:15 and 6:35 a.m., according to News On 6 meteorologist Alan Crone. The damage may have been from straight line winds or possibly a small tornado, he said.

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"Severe weather is a normal occurrence during the spring and fall seasons in Oklahoma," News On 6 meteorologist Alan Crone said. 

"Tornadoes are a common feature along with large hail and damaging winds. This weekend's set up, however, is a pattern to follow closely and carefully."

The National Weather Center's Storm Prediction Center says a dangerous tornado outbreak is likely Saturday in parts of Kansas and Oklahoma.

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"Please remain aware of weather surroundings this weekend just in case severe weather approaches your area," Crone said.

"We encourage everyone to have a severe weather safety plan in place, not only for this weekend, but for any adverse weather that approaches during our active weather periods of the year."

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