Tornadoes cause more than $1 million in damage


Sunday, April 20th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


Tornadoes that touched down in northeastern Oklahoma last night have caused more than a million dollars in damage.

Washington County emergency management officials say the
tornadoes have damaged 40 homes, destroyed two businesses and injured one person.

Preliminary damage assessments show the twisters caused
somewhere between 1-point-5 and 1-point-7 (m) million dollars in damage in Washington County.

The National Weather Service says the tornado that touched down between Dewey and Copan was an F-2.

Officials says the tornado was on the ground for about 15 miles.

Yesterday's twister was the second tornado outbreak in Oklahoma this week and the third since mid-March.