Photos: Buildings damaged in eastern Oklahoma following EF1 tornado

By Chaffin Mitchell, AccuWeather staff writer
August 21, 2018, 5:29:23 AM EDT

A line of storms brought damaging winds, an EF1 tornado and flooding to areas in eastern Oklahoma on Sunday.

The worst of the storms focused on eastern Oklahoma until lifting through Arkansas and Missouri Sunday evening. There are no reports of injuries after the potential tornadoes touched down.

The NWS Tulsa storm survey team has determined that an EF1 tornado developed about 3 miles southeast of Inola, Oklahoma, and moved northeast for at least 7 miles to the northwest of Chouteau, Oklahoma, with max winds of 90 to 100 mph.

"There was a report of a tornado and damage about 4 miles southwest of Mazie, Oklahoma. Barns and outbuildings were damaged along Highway 69 near Mazie," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Steve Travis.

A separate storm 5 miles southwest of Chouteau, Oklahoma, also caused damaged to barns in the area and may have also been caused by a tornado.

"In the area, there were also several reports of wall clouds and funnel clouds, signatures of tornado formation," Travis said.

Mayes County Sheriff's office confirmed reports of a tornado and debris near Chouteau, Oklahoma. There are also reports of damage along the Mayes County and Rogers County line.

Mazie Landing officials reported that a tornado touched down in the area, sending debris flying.

Downpours and flash flooding led to stalled cars in high water, traffic and road closures across Tulsa, Oklahoma.

"Heavy rain this morning helped to add to the surplus of rainfall for the month of August across the Tulsa region," AccuWeather Meteorologist Matthew Greene said.

According to News On 6, numerous roads in Tulsa were closed due to high water, including South Memorial from 41st to 43rd, South Sheridan near 43rd and South Yale at 31st. Other streets are flooded but have not been blocked.

The City of Tulsa reported road damage from the rain on the northbound curb lane at 38th and Yale. The road is blocked until crews can repair the road.

"Through today, Tulsa International Airport has received nearly 4.50 inches for the month," Greene said.

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"Normal rainfall for the month is 2.90 inches. There is a break from the rain over the next few days with the next opportunity for some showers and thunderstorms around the region Wednesday night," Greene said.

High water also caused problems in the area.

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