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Published Time: 26.05.2024 - 20:06:25 Modified Time: 26.05.2024 - 20:06:25

Similar damage was also reported in Owasso as the tornado rolled through the middle of the city, taking down numerous trees and power lines. Farther east, downtown Salina also took a direct hit from a tornado that damaged buildings. Claremore tornado


Several law enforcement agencies and first responders in Claremore were conducting search-and-rescue efforts after the storm passed, with similar work happening east in communities just east of there. 

Widespread damage to buildings and downed trees and power lines were reported, including damage to a casino and a church. A KOA campground near Claremore was struck by the storm, blowing over or tossing around numerous campers and trapping some occupants, reported photojournalist Bryan Emfinger. 

“Claremore is shut down, avoid the area,” the Claremore Police Department said on its Facebook page, as officers were dealing with numerous gawkers driving into town to view the damage. 

Similar damage was also reported in Owasso as the tornado rolled through the middle of the city, taking down numerous trees and power lines. Farther east, downtown Salina also took a direct hit from a tornado that damaged buildings.

The same storm crossed into northwest Arkansas around 1 a.m., threatening a more-populated areas.

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