6 Tornadoes Hit State Over The Weekend

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 5:12 am
By: News On 6

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - At least six tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma over the weekend.

National Weather Service meteorologist Alex Lamers says investigators confirmed that four twisters hit Garfield County late Saturday into early Sunday.

Lamers says 2 of the tornadoes in Garfield County were rated as EF-2's, which can generate winds of up to 135 miles per hour.

According to a report, 1 of those tornadoes struck Enid's north side and another hit southeast of Kremlin.

A third Garfield County tornado that struck northwest of Kremlin and near Hillsdale, was rated and EF-1, meaning winds could have reached up to 110 miles per hour in the storm.

Rating on the county's fourth tornado, which hit east of Hillsdale, hasn't been completed.

Officials have confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Roger Mills and Ellis counties on Sunday, but the ratings haven't been completed.

Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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