National Weather Service confirms two tornadoes


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Sallisaw tornado damage photo from The National Weather Service. ((C) Caplio 500SE User    )
Sallisaw tornado damage photo from The National Weather Service. ((C) Caplio 500SE User )
Updated: 4/01/2013 3:55 pm Published: 4/01/2013 10:25 am


The National Weather Service confirmed two tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma on Saturday night.

An EF-1 tornado damaged a home and barn in the Sallisaw area. The National Weather Service of Tulsa sent photos of damaged areas to FOX23, the images are attached to this story. No injuries have been reported.

Reports show the Sallisaw tornado was half a mile long and 175 yards wide with winds between 100 and 110 miles per hour. Reports show the tornado was on the ground about one minute.

NWS also confirmed an EF-0 tornado touched down in the Fort Gibson area on Saturday as well. The storm was 1.1 miles long and 200 yards wide with winds around 85 miles per hour. Reports show the tornado was on the ground about 2 minutes and damaged an irrigation system, the roof of a home and some barns.  Power poles and tree limbs were also snapped.


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Mayor Maynot - 4/1/2013 1:01 PM
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No injuries, that's good.
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