Weather Officials: Tushka Tornado Rated At EF-3


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Updated: 4/15/2011 10:54 pm Published: 4/15/2011 3:57 pm


UPDATE -- Preliminary reports show that 9 tornados formed across Oklahoma Thursday night.  Ranging from EF-0 to EF-3.  Authorities are still working in the field checking out more damage to determine if more tornados touched down.  Below is a list of the tornados:

Atoka County - EF3 - from 5 WSW of Tushka to E of Atoka

Marshall/Johnston County - EF2 - from 3 NNW of Madill to 5 SSW of Milburn

Lincoln County - EF0 - 2 NW of Stroud for <30 seconds.

Osage County - EF1 - 2 N of Hominy

Osage County - EF0 - NE of Burbank

Washington/Nowata County - EF1 - 7 E of Dewey

LeFlore County - EF1 - Poteau/Wister/Howe area

LeFlore County - EF1 - Poteau/Wister/Howe area (anti-cyclonic)

Latimer/LeFlore County - EF1 - 4 WSW of Talihina to 1/2 W of Talihina

There are other preliminary reports that have not been confirmed yet, the folowing may be wind damage, or some may be the result of the same tornado:

Washington County - near Ochelata

Wagoner County - NW of Wagoner

Pushmataha County - east of Daisy

Pushmataha County - south of Daisy

Pushmataha County - Oleta

Latimer County - Yanush

Okfuskee County - Castle

Okfuskee County - Welty

Okfuskee County - Okfuskee

Delaware County - Eucha

Pittsburg County - Alderson/Bache

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Weather officials say preliminary assessments show at least five tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma as a powerful storm system rumbled through the state.

National Weather Service meteorologist Ty Judd said Friday the most powerful of the twisters hit the town of Tushka in southeast Oklahoma, where at least two people were killed and dozens injured.

Judd says teams of meteorologists were in the field Friday surveying damage to determine the strength of the tornadoes.

Other twisters touched down briefly in Lincoln County, northwest of Stroud, and near Lake of the Arbuckles in southern Oklahoma.

A small tornado also touched down near Madill, and a fifth tornado developed east of Tushka near the town of Lane.


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deanmoorel - 4/16/2011 10:16 AM
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I am glad that Governor Fallin declared a state of emergency for the counties in Oklahoma. She cancelled her tour on Friday of the damaged sites so she could attend a party. I hope she enjoyed her dinner party last night eating and drinking at the Oklahoman's tax expense while those misplaced by the recent storms, while many had no warm meals eat or a place to stay in last night 30 degree temp's! Maybe you should realign your priorities? Shame on you Governor!!
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