Severe Storms With Strong Winds, Tornadoes Cause Damage In Green Country


Monday, October 11th 2021, 1:27 am
By: Drake Johnson


TULSA, Oklahoma -

Severe storms moved through central and NE Oklahoma Sunday night, producing strong wind, heavy rains and multiple tornadoes. The same storm system moved into Oklahoma from the southeast, where Norman was hit with another hail storm and over 10,000 OG&E customers were without power.

The weather started to intensify on the east/northeast side of the state around 10 p.m. The storms looked so severe that the Tulsa State Fair shut down early on their last day of operation. Tornado Watches were issued for nearly every county in NE Oklahoma and by 11 p.m., News On 6 Storm Tracker Von Caster was in Coweta and live on air as a tornado swept through the area. Areas around the high school and neighborhoods to the south were damaged by this tornado.

News On 6's Emory Brian was on the scene of one of those houses near 149th and 301st Street, where one house had reportedly been struck by lightning and crews were working to get the flames put out.

As the system continued to move northeast, Tornado Warnings were issued for multiple counties including Creek, McIntosh, Muskogee, Pittsburg, Mayes, Haskell, Rogers, Tulsa, Okmulgee, Wagoner and Washington counties, where the most prominent tornado was confirmed in Coweta.

Past midnight, this system also forced Adair, Cherokee and Delaware counties to put placed under a Tornado Warning until 1 a.m. Tornadoes moved towards the towns of Sycamore, Jay, Cayuga and surrounding towns. At this time there are no reported casualties from any of these storms but news could change as the sun shines light on the damages and destruction across Oklahoma.

Adair and Cherokee counties are under a tornado warning until 12:45 a.m.

Delaware County is under a Tornado Warning until 1 a.m.

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Severe storms moved through Green Country on Sunday night bringing with them damaging wind, heavy rain and hail. Here is a list of current watches and warnings:

Creek, McIntosh, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington counties are under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 11:15 p.m.

Wagoner, Rogers, Muskogee, McIntosh, Pittsburg, Mayes and Haskell counties are under a Tornado Warning until 11:45 p.m.

Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Haskell, Latimer, Mayes, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Pittsburg, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington counties are under a Tornado Watch until 2 a.m.

Craig, Creek, Delaware, Mayes, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington counties are under a Flash Flood Watch until 4 a.m.

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According to our data, the severe storms are developing in SW OK right now and will follow a cold front near Ponca City and head towards OKC. Between 7 and 9 p.m., the severe system should be lined across I-35 as it moves towards Tulsa. Be prepared for tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds as the system reaches Tulsa tonight.

The storm system will be out of the state by 1 a.m. Monday morning. News On 6 will have wall-to-wall coverage of the weather until the storm passes.


Stay with News On 6, Newson6.com and the News On 6 app. We'll keep you informed.

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