Broken Arrow Tornado: NWS reports EF-2 damage in Broken Arrow, winds more than 100 miles per hour

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Several homes and buildings were damaged Thursday night when a tornado dropped in Broken Arrow, but no injuries have been reported.

The National Weather Service confirms at least one tornado in the Tulsa area Thursday night, and 2 Works for You Meteorologist George Flickinger saw the funnel as it touched down, creating power flashes near Highway 51 and 225th East Avenue.

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On Friday, NWS survey crews determined at least a portion of the damage was from an EF-2, which has winds more than 100 miles per hour.  Crews are still surveying the damage.

Broken Arrow Police Cpl. Leon Calhoun says the tornado was spotted on the ground near 95th and South 193rd East Avenue (County Line Road) around 8:40 p.m.  It continued northeast to the Creek Turnpike and State Highway 51, then east to the 8800 block of South 241st Street.

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Calhoun says storm damage has been observed in multiple locations in Broken Arrow, most significantly in the area just east of the Creek Turnpike on Highway 51 where several businesses were damaged

Resident Ron Robertson lives in the neighborhood near 91st and 193rd East Avenue. He told 2NEWS reporter Dan Pearlman that his home and the house next door sustained damage.

An unoccupied convenience store near Highway 51 and Creek Turnpike was also damaged.

Red Cross crews began surveying damage Friday while a volunteer team was dispatched to the Broken Arrow area to provide canteen services to residents.

As of early Friday morning, the Red Cross had not received any requests to open shelters but sheltering partners are on standby.

2NEWS viewer Linda Caldwell captured video of the storm. Mobile users can watch it here --

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