Monday marks one year since EF2 tornado hit Tulsa

VIDEO: One Year Later: Neighbors remember 2017 Tulsa tornado

TULSA, Okla. — Monday marks one year since an EF2 tornado touched down in midtown Tulsa and left a path of destruction along a busy section of 41st Street.

City officials said more than 150 businesses suffered damage. No fatalities were reported but 26 people suffered minor injuries. The hardest hit area was near 41st and I-44. Some of the damage is still visible a year later.

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ONE YEAR LATER - some businesses are still under repair in midtown Tulsa after last year’s tornado.

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The path of the storm stretched across midtown and into east Tulsa when it hit around 1 a.m. on Aug. 6, 2017.

One of the biggest questions since the storm has been about the future of Remington Tower near 41st and I-44.

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A representative said several days after the storm that they expected the building to be fully repaired. In January 2018, tenants of the tower were released from their lease contracts.

Several businesses like Panera bread, Starbucks, Chipotle and PetSmart have reopened since the tornado hit.

However, businesses like AT&T and What-A-Burger were demolished. TGIFriday's is still sitting in disrepair with no signs of when or if it will reopen.

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