TALALA, Okla. — The National Weather Service says a tornado that hit the town of Talala on Tuesday has been given a preliminary EF-2 rating.
The NWS says the tornado had a satellite tornado, meaning there were actually two tornadoes in the storm.
The weather service also gave preliminary ratings to two additional tornadoes. A tornado north of Haskell was rated as an EF-1, and a tornado in Bald Hill in Okmulgee County was an EF-0.
2:25PM - *Correction* Bald Hill is in Okmulgee Co. Survey teams have confirmed the Bald Hill tornado as EF-0, and an EF-1 tornado in Wagoner County, north of Haskell. More detailed info will be issued once available. #OKwx #ARwx
— NWS Tulsa (@NWStulsa) May 2, 2019
More than a dozen tornadoes were reported across Oklahoma on Tuesday, with damage reports coming in from across the state.
Because the Talala tornado's path mostly went through fields, there was not a ton of damage done. However, Meteorologist in-charge Steve Piltz with the National Weather Service in Tulsa says the storm could have been an EF-2 when it hit one home, and could even have been an EF-3 somewhere along its path.
Rogers County Emergency Management Director Scotty Stokes says the tornado could have done a lot more damage if it had gone through a more populated area, as it leveled a few buildings, hit multiple homes, and flung debris for miles.
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