The Weather Channel has released a video of the damage from a fire that killed 19 firefighters last year. Produced by Original Media, the program follows several teams of storm chasers as they attempt to intercept tornadoes in Tornado Alley in the United States. A spotter reported that the tornado was moving about two miles south, according to a National Weather Service report.
The tornado moved through sparsely populated parts of the county, causing mostly tree damage, according to the National Weather Service report. A second tornado moved south of Tahlequah, where damage indicated the tornado had gained significant strength.
The county is named after Samuel Houston Mayes, who served as the Cherokee Nation's chief from 1895 to 1899. The Cherokees were removed from Chattooga County, Oklahoma, by the federal government in 1876 after gold, known as the Trail of Tears, was discovered in northern Georgia. Under the Indian Removal Act, the Cherokees settled in what is now Oklahoma. In 1877, a new government of Cherokee people was formed in the city of Tahlequah, Okla., which is now Tahleqah and part of Cherokee County.
In Mayes County, a tornado badly damaged several homes, uprooted numerous trees, tore down numerous high-voltage cables and poles, destroyed a metal shop and tore down several power poles. In Cincinnati, the tornado destroyed the volunteer fire department, severely damaged permanent homes, uprooted numerous trees, destroyed barns and outbuildings, toppled numerous power poles, destroyed a mobile home and damaged several other permanent homes. The storm continued to move and caused significant damage in the town of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, as well as a number of homes and businesses in the area. In Cincinnati: A tornado damaged or destroyed several homes and houses on the west side of the county, uprooted and uprooted numerous trees, destroyed a barn and outbuilding and toppled numerous high-voltage pylons; in MayES County: A tornado tore or uprooted numerous cars and vehicles and damaged or destroyed several temporary homes; and in Cincinnati it tore and destroyed numerous mobile homes. A tornado tore / uprooted numerous plants and trees and damaged / destroyed several vehicles and structures.
Tahlequah, Oklahoma: An investigation into damage to the Tahleqah Fire Station in Mayes County found that trees in the hardwood forest had been completely leveled. Between 400 and 500 trees were lost as a result of the tornado, according to a report from the Oklahoma Department of Natural Resources.
A thunderstorm showed low-rainfall supercells that then produced destructive tornadoes. A super cell produced a long, powerful tornado that began in Adair County, Oklahoma, and moved through Washington County, Arkansas, killing four people near the city of Cincinnati. The storm then moved eastward, causing several destructive tornadoes along the way. A final tornado touched down in Sequoyah County and tracked 39 miles before causing F3 damage in the uninhabited forest of Adairs County.
When the tornado hit US Highway 266, part of the roof of the house collapsed and a horse trailer was thrown onto a barn, which then collapsed. The tornado hit the far southeast of Adair County and reached its peak strength as an F3 tornado.
The tornado crossed Lake Eufaula and destroyed a house, a barn and several other buildings in the area, as well as a large number of trees and buildings.
The first damage to property caused by the tornado occurred on a property in the community of Hogeye-Strickland, where it tore off the roof of a house, smashed windows, uprooted trees, destroyed two barns and ripped a porch from its stone foundation. The tornado caused extensive tree damage, toppled power poles in parts of Benton County and severely damaged a couple's home. Several homes in Bloomfield, Oklahoma, suffered damage rated F2. A pickup truck was destroyed, a mobile home was destroyed and a barn was destroyed by the tornado, as well as a vehicle flipped over and was destroyed. It tore down a power pole and caused damage to several houses in a part of Lake Eufaula, uprooted and uprooted numerous trees, damaged or destroyed a mobile home park and several other buildings and toppled a power pole.
While the F rating reflects the peak strength of the tornado in Adair County, the property damage in Sequoyah County listed in this entry is only a fraction of it. While the "F" rating reflected the peak performance of tornadoes in the region, it is not just the damage that has been done in Washington County because of its proximity to the city of Tahlequah and the state capital.
While the "F" rating reflects the peak strength of the tornado in Adair County, the property damage listed in this entry reflects only a fraction of the tree damage in Crawford County.
The worst damage from the tornado was in Tahlequah, a small town in Crawford County, Oklahoma. The tornado destroyed a barn, destroyed a closed garage, ripped off the roof of a house and destroyed several other buildings, including a church and a school.