Homes damaged in Owasso after storms; Tornado given preliminary EF-1 rating

Posted at 4:59 PM, May 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-12 08:20:59-04

OWASSO -- More than 50 homes in Rogers County sustained damage Thursday as severe weather moved through the area. 

Homeowners are cleaning up after a tornado, which was given a preliminary rating of EF-1 by the National Weather Service, touched down northeast of Owasso.

Officials said about 58 homes were affected in Rogers County. Most of the homes sustained minor damage. About 28 homes in Owasso were damaged.

Roofs were blown off buildings and sheds and several trees and power lines fell in a neighborhood east of Highway 169 and just south of Highway 20.

Bob McKee, a resident in the area, had his camper flip over.

”First thing I saw was the camper on the side, I saw the shed tore up, as I come on up, I just kept seeing more and more damage and the big shed was missing, which is laying up there by the fence and just all the trees down and everything," McKee said. "Like I said everybody came through it fine, it’s just property damage. It can be replaced.”

Crews will conduct a damage assessment on Friday to get more information.

No injuries have been reported.

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