EF-1 Tornado Confirmed In Benton County

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A line of severe thunderstorms brought high winds and a confirmed tornado to the area late Saturday night. The National Weather Service in Tulsa surveyed the storm damage Sunday and confirmed an EF-1 tornado in Benton County.

The tornado first touched down at 9:36 Saturday evening 4 miles east/northeast of Cave Springs before dissipating 3 miles northeast of Avoca. 

The tornado was over four football fields wide as it tracked over 12 miles through Benton County with winds between 90 and 100 MPH.

Winds inside an EF-1 tornado range from 86 MPH on the low end all the way to 110 MPH on the high end of the scale.

According to the National Weather Service in Tulsa, numerous trees were uprooted in the path of the tornado and several roofs were ripped off businesses in Rogers. Two people were also injured inside a car by flying glass and other debris.

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