Storms Prompt Tornado Warnings

Thursday, March 27th 2008, 8:54 pm
By: News On 6

Dangerous storms moved through parts of Eastern Oklahoma on Thursday evening prompting tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings. 

Pictures from a News On 6 WARN Unit showed a funnel cloud forming along old Highway 69, near Rentiesville, in McIntosh County. 

The strong line of storms also dropped hail as it moved through the area. McIntosh County emergency management officials tell the News On 6 that quarter size hail fell around the Canadian River Bridge and Highway 69 and that golf ball size hail fell 12 miles west of Eufaula.  McIntosh County emergency management also reports several windshields on cars were damaged by the hail.

In Muskogee County, emergency management officials searched the area near Council Hill looking for damage caused by the storm.  They tell us that a mobile home in the area lost part of its roof as did a church.  Officials feared additional rain could cause the roof of the church to collapse.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

For continuing coverage of the storm, visit our Weather Section.  You can also track the storm on WARN Interactive Radar and get severe weather safety information in our Storm Zone section.

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