Tornado Hits Near Broken Arrow; Severe Storms Continue Eastward
Sunday, May 17th 2015, 1:10 am
By: News On 6
The storms that moved in from western Oklahoma hit the Green Country viewing area about 9:30 p.m. The severe storm moved across the state quickly, doing damage in its path.
By 1:30 a.m., the tornado warnings in Oklahoma all had expired.
A tornado was confirmed to have hit in southeast Tulsa. One house is leveled and up to a dozen damaged with debris scattered and downed power lines near where our spotter saw a tornado about 11 p.m.
A Thunderstorm warning remains in effect for the following counties: Atoka, Bryan, Carter, Cherokee, Coal, Craig, Delaware, Hughes, Johnston, Love, Marshall, Mayes, McIntosh, Murray, Muskogee, Nowata, Okmulgee, Ottawa, Pontotoc, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner.
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High winds uprooted trees in Osage County near Pawhuska, and roof damage has been reported east of Broken Arrow and all along the Interstate 44 corridor. At least a dozen homes seem destroyed between Broken Arrow and Coweta, our field crews said.
Thousands of Northeastern Oklahomans remain without power into the early Sunday hours.
Reports are that lightning caused a tank battery fire in eastern Pawnee County which firefighters were able to control.
Three-hour rainfall totals for Wynona was 1 3/4 inches, which is desperately needed in that area, despite flooding across other areas of the state.
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