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At least 6 tornadoes reported in eastern Oklahoma

By Michael Kimball Modified: April 10, 2009 at 9:54 am •  Published: April 10, 2009
At least six tornadoes were reported in eastern Oklahoma, and officials said four people in Le Flore County suffered minor injuries.

A tornado touched down in Le Flore County about 7:35 p.m. about 15 miles southeast of Muse near the Arkansas state line, according to reports to the National Weather Service. Four people, including a woman with broken bones, were reported hurt in the Big Cedar community, but their injuries weren’t considered life-threatening, county dispatcher Marcy Gouker said. Spotters reported at least one residence damaged.

The first tornado was reported about 6:20 p.m. four miles east of Vinita in Craig County, according to reports to the weather service. Roofs were damaged on several homes and at least two power lines snapped near a transformer. Ten minutes later, a tornado touched down eight miles southeast of Wilburton in Latimer County, spotters said. Power lines were damaged.

About 6:35 p.m., a tornado was spotted near Miami in Ottawa County, the weather service reported.

In Pushmataha County, a tornado was spotted about 6:45 p.m. about seven miles northeast of Nashoba. It damaged trees and fences.

About 6:50 p.m., another tornado was reported in Latimer County, according to the weather service. The tornado spent about five minutes on the ground near U.S. 270 and State Highway 2. has disabled the comments for this article.


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