2 Tornadoes Touch Down in Grant County, Damage Reported in NE Oklahoma
Staff and Wire Reports
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Severe storms have caused some damage and spawned some tornadoes in Oklahoma.
The National Weather Service says there two reports of tornadoes in Grant County, one near Medford and another southwest of Wakita.
In northwestern Oklahoma, at least one person sustained minor injuries, one home was destroyed and two more damaged when a tornado moved through Grant County near the Kansas border.
Grant County Emergency Management Director Max Hess said one man scraped his elbow when winds knocked him down as he was trying to get to his cellar. Hess also says numerous power poles have been knocked down along Oklahoma 11 and baseball-sized hail knocked out windows in county equipment and poked a hole through a county building roof.
Along Hwy 11 and Hwy 132 near Wakita a barn was severely damaged and the windows were knocked out of a home. The couple who lives in the home are okay, they rode out the storm in their basement.
A tornado watch remains in effect for 44 counties in Oklahoma until 10 p.m. Monday.
Besides tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds also are possible from late afternoon through midnight.