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Oklahoma Sets a Tornado Record

Wagoner County Emergency Management

Updated Dec. 31, 2019

Thunderstorms that moved through northeastern Oklahoma on Saturday did spawn a tornado that touched down in Wagoner County, and it helped set a tornado record for Oklahoma.

Wagoner County Emergency Management reported minor tornado damage at a home near 193rd East Avenue and 101st Street in the Broken Arrow area. A large portion of the roof was torn off the house. Also some trees were damaged.

Emergency management officials say Oklahoma has seen a total of 147 tornadoes in 2019 and ten in the Tulsa County area. Those are both records.

Matt Trotter joined KWGS as a reporter in 2013. Before coming to Public Radio Tulsa, he was the investigative producer at KJRH. His freelance work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times and on MSNBC and CNN.