Damage, injuries reported after Green Country tornadoes

Storm damage near 66th Street North and 193rd East Avenue in Owasso March 30, 2016. (KTUL/Edd Beran)

At least one home was destroyed east of Claremore Wednesday after a storm system brought severe weather to Green Country, including confirmed tornadoes in several counties.


EMSA reports seven patients were transported to Tulsa-area hospitals after weather-related calls Wednesday evening, most of which were serious though one patient was critical. Initially nine patients were reported transported.

Shortly before 7:30 p.m. a tornado was reported in northern Tulsa County east of Turley.

The National Weather Service reported the tornado crossed Highway 169 south of Owasso and headed toward Verdigris around 7:45.

Just before 8:15 p.m. NWS reported a tornado on the ground near Highway 20 southeast of Claremore.

Storm chaser Jeff Smith reported at least one home destroyed near Highway 20 at 4180 Road near Claremore. Highway 88 was briefly closed south of Claremore while ODOT cleared debris.

Damage reports are also coming in from northern Tulsa County where trees were downed and structures damaged. The City of Tulsa reports debris in the area between 43rd Street North and 46th Street North around Tisdale and Xanthus. Roads are closed at 46th Street North from Peoria to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

About 5,600 Tulsa County residents were without power as of 9 p.m., according to PSO.

Red Cross volunteers are setting up near 46th Street North and Iroquois.

Warnings have been in effect for several Oklahoma counties, including Nowata, Osage, Washington and Rogers.

Stay with Tulsa's Channel 8 for your severe weather coverage.

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