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      Sallisaw Tornado Destroys Barns, Damages House

      An EF-1 tornado near Sallisaw. (Photo: Sequoyah Quinton/KTUL Storm Chaser)
      The National Weather Service has classified a tornado that touched down this weekend near Sallisaw as an EF-1.

      The tornado touched down at 11:20 p.m. about three miles southwest of Sallisaw in Sequoyah County.

      It was on the ground for about half a mile and destroyed several barns and outbuilding in addition to damaging the roof and windows of a home, according to a Weather Service report.

      The tornado also took out power poles and tree limbs.

      A rating of EF-1 means the tornado had wins of 86 to 110 mph.

      The National Weather Service is still examining storm damage that occurred Saturday night near Fort Gibson to see if a tornado touched down there as well.

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