Tor­nado dam­age in Tulsa

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

Prop­erty man­ager Gail Fair-Tucker looks at tor­nado dam­age Mon­day at High­land Plaza in Tulsa, Okla. The Sun­day tor­nado near mid­town Tulsa in­jured at least 30 peo­ple. Three other tor­na­does were con­firmed in north­west Ok­la­homa.

TULSA — The Na­tional Weather Ser­vice said four tor­na­does struck north­east Ok­la­homa, in­clud­ing an EF2 twis­ter that caused heavy dam­age and in­jured at least 30 peo­ple near mid­town Tulsa.

On Mon­day, me­te­o­rol­o­gist Bart Haake said that the Tulsa tor­nado touched down at 1:19 a.m. Sun­day. Eight min­utes later an EF1 tor­nado struck the south­east Tulsa sub­urb of Bro­ken Ar­row and an EF1 tor­nado then touched down five min­utes af­ter that near Oolo­gah, about 20 miles north­east of Tulsa.

Haake said the Tulsa tor­nado had wind speeds of 120130 mph while the others had winds of 90-100 mph.

Later Mon­day, fore­cast­ers said they con­firmed a fourth storm track near Chelsea, about 40 miles north­east of Tulsa. That tor­nado was rated an EF1.

St. Fran­cis Hos­pi­tal spokesman Lau­ren Landw­er­lin says about 30 peo­ple were treated at the hos­pi­tal, in­clud­ing three in “non-crit­i­cal” con­di­tion.

AP/MIKE SI­MONS

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