Local & Regional
8:44 am
Thu August 11, 2011

Death at Locust Grove was Caused by Twister

Locust Grove, OK – 1 killed as severe storms move across Oklahoma

LOCUST GROVE, Okla. (AP) The National Weather Service says a storm responsible for the death of a woman in a mobile home in northeast Oklahoma was a tornado.

Meteorologist Joe Sellers said Wednesday that the storm that moved through Mayes County has a preliminary rating of EF-2, which has winds between 111 and 135 mph.

The weather service issued severe thunderstorm warnings for the county between 3:20 a.m. and 4 a.m., but Sellers said no tornado warning was issued.

Emergency Management Director Johnny Janzen didn't release the name of the victim, but family members say it was 82-year-old Beverly Reed.

The tornado was part of a line of storms that hit early Wednesday and left damage to homes and businesses.

Three people in Hughes County were hurt when their mobile home was blown over.