• Severe storms leave damage in Northeast Oklahoma Friday

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    TULSA, Okla. - QUICK FACTS:

    • The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-2 tornado stretching over 25 miles from Adair to and Delaware County and an EF-1 tornado stretching 7 miles from Webbers Falls to Gore.
    • The FOX23 Severe Weather Team gave live coverage of the severe storms Friday night on Facebook.
    • Damage reported in multiple places across the state. No deaths or serious injuries reported at this time.
    • Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief is also on site in Cherokee County with chainsaw crews to assist with debris removal. Residents who need assistance may contact Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief at (405) 516-4822 or www.okdisasterhelp.org/request-assistance.
    • For Oklahoma residents seeking non-emergency disaster or health and human service information, please contact your local 2-1-1. Services are available 24 hours a day by dialing 2-1-1 from your home or cellular telephone. Please only call 911 for emergencies.

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    Monday, Principal Chief Bill John Baker declared a State of Emergency in the Cherokee Nation after tornadoes damaged homes and property in five Northeast Oklahoma counties. The tribe estimates that at least 822 Cherokee Nation citizens live in the affected area.

    Chief Baker released a statement to authorize all tribal resources and personnel to respond to the areas.

    "The Cherokee Nation will continue assessing the damages and will provide whatever assistance our citizens and neighbors need during this time," Chief Baker said. "As the damages suffered are substantial and many will have to repair properties and homes, we are thankful that at this time there have been no reports of loss of life due to the severe weather, and appreciate our local storm trackers and news stations for issuing warnings that gave ample amount of time for individuals and families to take necessary precautions during the storm."

    Officials said Chief Baker is asking President Trump to declare Cherokee Nation a major disaster area and that federal aid be provided to the tribe to assist in recovery and response efforts.

    The FOX23 Severe Weather brought you continuous coverage of Friday's severe weather on FOX23 News, The FOX23 App and Facebook.

    The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management officials said they are still responding to areas effected by the sever weather along with the help of Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Oklahoma National Guard, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Oklahoma Insurance Department, National Weather Service, American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief and the Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.

    Damage has been reported in multiple counties.

    GALLERY: Severe storm damage in Cherokee County

    The American Red Cross is working to assist residents in Adair, Cherokee, Delaware, Johnston and Tulsa counties.

    Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief is also on site in Cherokee County with chainsaw crews to assist with debris removal. Residents who need assistance may contact Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief at (405) 516-4822 or www.okdisasterhelp.org/request-assistance.

    The Oklahoma Corporation Commission reported approximately 4,170 power outages statewide.

    For Oklahoma residents seeking non-emergency disaster or health and human service information, please contact your local 2-1-1. Services are available 24 hours a day by dialing 2-1-1 from your home or cellular telephone. Please only call 911 for emergencies.

    RELATED STORY: Severe storms in Green Country Friday

    The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-2 tornado stretching over 25 miles from Adair to and Delaware County and an EF-1 tornado stretching 7 miles from Webbers Falls to Gore.


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