TAHLEQUAH — Strong winds whipped through Adair and Cherokee counties Sunday tearing off roofs and destroying several barns and outbuildings.
Two mobile homes were destroyed, and numerous trees were uprooted near the Adair-Cherokee county line, an Adair County sheriff's dispatcher said.
There were no reported injuries or fatalities.
“It's highly likely a tornado passed through there,” said meteorologist Mike Teague, referring to the storm's path that stretched east of Tahlequah to the Cherokee-Adair county line.
Teague said crews from the National Weather Service in Tulsa would be there Monday to survey the damage.
Initial reports show the storm hit about 9:20 a.m. and started six miles southeast of Tahlequah, he said. It traveled northeast to Carter's Landing and near the small community of Titanic, he said.
The 100-yard-wide storm continued seven miles northeast and then began skipping all the way to the Cherokee and Adair county line, said Mike Underwood, Tahlequah-Cherokee County Emergency Management assistant director.
“It touched down several times,” Underwood said.
The storm continued northeast along the county line and State Highway 51. It damaged a mobile home near Eldon, he said. No one was in the home at the time the storm hit, he said.