U.S.|Severe Weather Sweeps Across Southern Plains, Producing astatine Least Two Tornadoes
Fast-moving storms damaged parts of a municipality and astatine slightest 1 schoolhouse successful northeastern Oklahoma, portion terrible upwind successful Texas forced the authorities just to adjacent early.
Oct. 11, 2021, 7:17 a.m. ET
A set of terrible upwind moving crossed Oklahoma precocious Sunday and into Monday spawned astatine slightest 2 tornadoes and prompted a question of warnings, a upwind authoritative said. There were nary contiguous reports of injuries oregon deaths.
The archetypal tornado was reported astir 3 miles north-northwest of Gore, Okla., successful Sequoyah County, according to 4029 News, a section tv presumption successful Arkansas. A 2nd tornado was reported aft midnight astir six miles southbound of Jay, a tiny metropolis adjacent the Oklahoma-Arkansas border.
A imaginable tornado was besides reported successful Coweta, a suburb southeast of Tulsa, Okla., reported NewsOn6, a section tv station. The tempest damaged homes, a state presumption and a precocious school.
“Take screen from this tempest now!” the National Weather Service successful Tulsa warned, saying that the tempest was strengthening and that a damaging tornado was confirmed connected radar.
Coweta Public Schools canceled successful idiosyncratic and virtual classes connected Monday and said that schoolhouse sites would beryllium surveyed for tempest damage.
By 9 p.m., Oklahoma Gas & Electric reported that much than 10,000 customers successful the authorities were without power, according to The Oklahoman. That fig was reduced to astir 5,400 customers by aboriginal Monday.
Earlier connected Sunday, the National Weather Service successful Tulsa warned residents to hole for incoming terrible weather. In the evening, the Weather Service had reported hail up to 2 inches successful diameter successful 1 county.
Through Sunday evening, fast-moving storms brought terrible weather, including lightening and dense rain, to parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Texas, wherever storms had forced the authorities fair, held successful Dallas, to adjacent early.
By aboriginal Monday, showers and storms continued to expanse crossed northeast Oklahoma, the Weather Service said. Some of the storms could nutrient gusty winds and origin torrential downpours.
“Be alert of immoderate ongoing flooding and crook around, don’t drown if you brushwood a flood roadway,” the bureau said.
A flash flood ticker was successful effect until 7 a.m. section clip Monday for areas crossed southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri, the Weather Service said. Widespread rainfall up to 2.25 inches was expected done Monday morning, with isolated amounts up to 4 inches.