Quapaw Tornado Rated An EF-2 By National Weather Service


Monday, April 28th 2014, 3:39 pm
By: News On 6


The National Weather Service in Tulsa says the tornado that struck Quapaw Sunday afternoon was an EF-2. That means the winds were from 111-135 mph.

A survey crew inspected damage to measure the intensity of the tornado that killed one man and left five people injured. The NWS says the tornado traveled about eight miles, starting in Quapaw, Oklahoma, and ending about two miles northeast of Baxter Springs. The twister was roughly 150 yards wide in the Baxter Springs area.

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The Baxter Springs, Kansas, tornado was also rated an EF-2 on the enhanced Fujita scale.