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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