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Possible tornado hit south of Tahlequah on Friday, NWS to survey damage

Posted at 10:04 AM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 11:15:00-05

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Okla. — The National Weather Service (NWS) is planning to survey storm damage in Cherokee County on Monday to see if it was caused by a tornado.

On January 10, a strong storm system hit Cherokee County and damaged a few homes in the Park Hill and Keys area, just south of Tahlequah.

A homeowner in Keys was alone with her dog when the storm hit, but she managed to escape with no injuries. She told 2 Works for You that her dog was nowhere in sight and might have ran away.

Her home's roof was partly ripped off, and debris was on the front lawn.

Also, trees were snapped in Cherokee County and power outages were reported.

The NWS team was in northwest Arkansas over the weekend assessing damage in Franklin County, where it confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down in that area.

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