Destructive weather Monday night caused catastrophic damage in parts of Oklahoma.

Northeastern Oklahoma witnessed some of the most significant damage, as storms destroyed homes in the towns of Barnsdall and Bartlesville.

Per FOX Weather:

One person has died after a devastating tornado destroyed homes and toppled power lines as it moved through a small town northeast of Oklahoma City on Monday evening.

The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that Barnsdall, a town of about 1,000 people located a 40-minute drive north of Tulsa, was leveled shortly after 10:30 p.m. by a tornado that was initially estimated at EF-3 strength or higher on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.

The nearby town of Bartlesville also suffered severe damage from the same tornado. Multiple injuries are reported, but the exact number has yet to be confirmed. Damage surveys will continue on Tuesday.


“So far, four tornadoes have been confirmed and four others were reported during Monday night’s storms. Four were in north-central Oklahoma, with the others being in northeastern and eastern Oklahoma,” KOCO 5 News reports.

KOCO 5 News provided the following damage reports:

  • Blaine County Emergency Management reports damage to an abandoned hog farm and tank battery, as well as a house struck by lightning. Okeene Emergency Management reports flooded streets, tree damage and downed powerlines.
  • Craig County Emergency Management reports damage to 4-5 homes in Welch and the Welch School old gym.
  • Garfield County Emergency Management reports downed trees and water over the road south of Waukomis, near Bison; and north of Covington. Several vehicles hydroplaned into ditches with no injuries reported. Three barns were destroyed south of Bison.
  • Grove Emergency Management reports minimal tree damage and street flooding.
  • Kingfisher County reports roof damage to at least one home in Lacey, and one barn damaged near Hennessey. Power poles are down near Hennessey. Flash flooding occurred in Kingfisher.
  • Lincoln County Emergency Management reports flooding in Chandler, Tryon and Wellston areas as well as debris in some roadways.
  • Osage County Emergency Management reports tornado damage in Barnsdall area. Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports 30-40 homes damaged in the Barnsdall area. A natural gas leak is also reported. Oklahoma State Department of Health reports a nursing home was damaged and patients are being evacuated. No nursing home patients have injuries requiring hospital care. The Regional Medical Response System is coordinating the evacuation and providing assistance with medical needs. A Natural Gas Leak is reported in Barnsdall and numerous roads are closed due to debris in roadways. Oklahoma Highway Patrol is assisting with rescues. Crews from the numerous jurisdictions are responding to assist with medical transport, traffic and perimeter control, and search and rescue, including: Barnsdall, Blackwell, Cleveland, Fairfax, Mayes County, Nowata County, Owasso, Ponca City, Rogers County, and Oklahoma Task Force 1 Tulsa. A Natural Gas Leak is reported in Barnsdall and numerous roads are closed due to debris in roadways. FirstNet is sending a Cell on Wheels (COW) to assist with cell phone coverage for responders. Wind damage in the Shidler area is also reported.
  • Ottawa County Emergency Management reports trees down northwest of Commerce.
  • Pottawatomie County Emergency Management reports multiple flooded roads due to heavy rain.
  • Washington County/Bartlesville Emergency Management reports damages to residential and commercial structures, including the Hampton Inn and the Medical Park. Five injuries reported.
  • Weatherford Emergency Management reports damage to a barn and tree damage between Butler and Foss Lake.

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