National Weather Service: Four tornadoes tore through Green Country Sunday

Posted at 8:44 AM, Aug 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-07 20:26:32-04

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a total of four tornadoes tore through Green Country early Sunday morning.

The first tornado, an EF2, touched down in Tulsa at 1:19 a.m. and traveled nearly seven miles. The second tornado struck Broken Arrow at 1:27 a.m. and was given an EF1 rating.

The photo below shows the path of the tornadoes that went through Tulsa and Broken Arrow.

PHOTOS: Tornado rips through Tulsa Sunday morning

The third tornado, rated as an EF1, hit Oologah around 1:32 a.m. and traveled about 4.5 miles, according to the National Weather Service.

A fourth tornado, an EF1, hit six miles south of Chelsea at 2:11 a.m. The NWS said several trees were uprooted.

The tornadoes caused massive damage to the Tulsa area and sent more than two dozen people to the hospital.

Officials said preliminary information indicates that in Tulsa, about 125 businesses were damaged and 25 homes were damaged. Four businesses were destroyed, officials said.

At least 25 people were injured in the tornadoes, according to EMSA officials. Two of those victims were taken to the hospital in emergent condition.

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