7 Tornadoes Hit Oklahoma Last Thursday, NWS Says

Monday, May 22nd 2017, 2:52 pm
By: News On 6

Seven tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma Thursday, May 18, according to the National Weather Service in Tulsa. The tornadoes were reported in Redbird, Muskogee, Porter, Wagoner, Hulbert and Peggs.

All but one tornado has been rated as EF-1 with an EF-2 touching down in Muskogee.

The first tornado hit Redbird at 10:34 p.m., uprooting trees, damaging an irrigation system and snapping power powers.

At 10:30 p.m., an EF-1 tornado damaged homes, trees and power poles in Muskogee.  At 10:40 p.m., the tornado in Porter destroyed outbuildings, rolled mobile homes, uprooted trees, damaged homes and blew down power poles.

The only EF-2 tornado came through Muskogee at 10:41 p.m. It destroyed a metal-framed building, blew the roof off an apartment building, damaged businesses, snapped and uprooted numerous trees and blew down power poles.

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Wagoner saw an EF-1 tornado at 10:52 p.m. It damaged homes, destroyed outbuildings and uprooted or snapped numerous trees.

Hulbert's tornado hit at the same time, 10:52 p.m. That EF-1 tornado damaged homes, snapped and uprooted trees, destroyed outbuildings and blew down power poles.

Finally, the seventh tornado hit Peggs at 11:01 p.m., snapping and uprooting numerous trees.