The Latest: Official: EF1 tornado hit near damaged casino
Team Radio Marketing Group - October 23, 2017 8:37 am
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – State emergency management officials say an EF1 tornado touched down in a central Oklahoma county overnight, ripping off part of a casino roof and downing power lines and trees.
Keli Cain, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, says preliminary damage reports indicate the twister touched down in Cleveland County. Emergency managers and National Weather Service officials continued to survey damage Sunday afternoon in other counties, where as many as four tornadoes were initially reported Saturday night.
The tornado tore off part of the roof at the Riverwind Casino in Norman during a Beach Boys concert that was attended by Gov. Mary Fallin. A spokeswoman for the casino says no one was injured.
An EF1 tornado as classified by meteorologists is capable of producing winds up to 110 mph.