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NWS declares EF-0 tornado touched down in Fairfax

Posted at 7:16 PM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 20:16:26-04

FAIRFAX, Okla. -- Meteorologists with the National Weather Service declare an EF-0 tornado swept through Fairfax in Osage County Sunday night.

According to the report, the tornado path length was 1.5 miles, with winds hitting between 80 and 85 miles per hour.

Meteorologists say it was pretty obvious the damage was caused by a tornado, because of the direction of the debris along Main Street.

"We know that there’s not enough damage for a FEMA disaster but we’re going to apply tomorrow for a declaration for a state disaster," said Director Jerry Roberts, with Osage County Emergency Management.

Several businesses, including the local hospital and nursing home, lost power Sunday evening. 

School was canceled Monday because of the power outage, but faculty members tell us school will be open Tuesday.

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