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NWS: EF 0 Tornado Damaged Broken Arrow Neighborhood

Posted at 4:39 PM, Dec 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-29 20:22:02-05

The National Weather Service Tulsa Survey Team confirmed a tornado touched down in Broken Arrow on Saturday afternoon.

The tornado will be rated an EF-0 with max est winds 80-85 mph, a path length of 1.2 miles and a width of 160 yds.

The storms that passed through Green Country created power outages across the city of Tulsa.

In the last few hours, over two thousand homes have gone without power.

Rebecca Thompson tells us she could see the power lines from her home, then all of a sudden she heard a loud popping noise.

“I was outside in my back yard and I heard this popping noise, Thompson tells us, "I looked up and there was a transformer on a pole, I saw it kind of light up kind of like a red and yellow.”

The transformer was near 91st and Quebec in South Tulsa.

PSO confirmed that the power was quickly restored to that area, however there are reports that it's been on and off for the last few hours.

According to an alert by the National Weather Service, several counties in Oklahoma are under a tornado watch until 10.00 p.m.

The storms also covered Broken Arrow causing damage to a home in the area, click here to see the extent of the damages.

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