National Weather Service confirms second EF-1 tornado in Mayes County Tuesday night

Posted at 6:36 AM, Apr 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-27 06:10:43-04

ADAIR, Okla. -- The National Weather service has confirmed two tornadoes that swept through Mayes County Tuesday night. The tornadoes were given a preliminary rating of EF-1.

The National Weather service determined early Wednesday afternoon that a tornado struck six miles west south west of Adair around 11:35 p.m. Tuesday night.

Later in the afternoon, the National Weather Service survey team evaluated a second EF-1 tornado path.

Several homes southwest of Adair saw downed trees and debris scattered over their properties.

"Some of the metal off of my building hit his back porch, and he had a window sucked out," described Murl Littlefield about his brother's property next door.

Littlefield lives near 430 Rd. Littlefield's great grandaughter's playhouse was destroyed in the storm, and his shed was also damaged.

One family north of Highway 28 said that two of its cows were injured in the tornado, and its shed's roof was blown off.

Also, Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative reported nine downed power lines near Diamondhead area. The company estimated about 62 residences were without power.

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