Friday, May 31, 2013

DRAMATIC VIDEOS: TORNADOES IN AND AROUND BROKEN ARROW, OK 5/30/2013

Broken Arrow tornado (Photo: KRMG)
May 30, 2013 - 9:00 PM CDT - A LARGE AND "EXTREMELY DANGEROUS" TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND IN BROKEN ARROW, OK AT 8:44 PM CDT.

Broken Arrow is about 12 miles southeast of Tulsa (map), mostly in Tulsa County but a small portion is in Wagoner County. It's the largest suburb of Tulsa.

UPDATE: There were at least three (3) funnel clouds as we see in the dramatic videos BELOW of the tornadoes that passed through Broken Arrow and Perkins, Oklahoma on May 30, 2013. Also see "Tornado damages homes in Broken Arrow" at KRMG.

UPDATE: 9:50 PM CDT: Associated Press now reports that the National Weather Service has confirmed that at least one tornado touched down in the Tulsa area. The tornado on Thursday night touched down in the Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow. It's not clear how much damage the storm caused as it moved through. An earlier report said a tornado touched down near the town of Perkins in northeast Oklahoma, and a second tornado was reported near Ripley.

UPDATE 9:15 PM CDT: Broken Arrow itself seems to have taken only minor damage. However, there seems to be some heavy damage in Wagoner County. Chatter on the City of Tulsa and Rural Police and Fire and Tulsa County Sheriff Live Audio Feed indicates now that the twister has passed through the Broken Arrow. Some businesses are being referred to as damaged.

At 8:50 PM CDT, AccuWeather (‏@breakingweather) tweeted, "A tornado is on the ground near 91st and 101st streets in Broken Arrow, OK. Seek shelter now."  Videos below:

Video Below: "Broken Arrow Tornado 5/30/13"

Video Below: "Damaging Tornado Broken Arrow, OK May 30, 2013"

Video Below: "05/30/2013 Broken Arrow and Perkins, OK Tornadoes"

Video Below: "Insane footage of the Broken Arrow OK Tornado May 30 2013"

Video Below: "Tornado - Broken Arrow, OK 05/30/2013"

Video Below: "Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Wall Cloud and Tornado 5-30-2013"

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