National Weather Service Confirms Two EF-1 Tornadoes from Monday Storms

Updated: May 6


Pier 7 General Store south of Sallisaw sustained roof damage during Monday night's severe weather.


Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - The National Weather Service(NWS) has officially confirmed that Monday night's storms brought two tornadoes to Sequoyah County.


The first tornado began near Muldrow and tracked to near Alma, according to the NWS. A path of damage and debris was left in the path of the storm northeast of Roland.


The second tornado began five miles south of Moffett and tracked across the north side of Ft Smith then on through Van Buren. After visiting the area and surveying the damage officials labeled both tornadoes as EF-1.


Widespread power outages occurred across the county and into Arkansas as the storm traveled to the east. The severe weather caused downed power lines, fallen trees and flooded roadways. Windspeeds during the storms reportedly reached 95 to 100 mph.


Moffett was still without power on Tuesday morning forcing the school to cancel classes.


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