Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Tornado Impact

October 9, 2018 Tornado Damage

Cattlemen repair fence from tornado damage near Franklin/Johnson County Line in Philpot Valley Picture taken by Melissa Francis

At 3:37 PM Tuesday October 9, Franklin and Johnson Counties were issued a Tornado Warning for a storm cell that entered moved over the Denning, Altus and Wiederkehr Village area.  A small tornado did develop which produced some light damage to one home in the area of Honeysuckle Road and Philpot Road.

October 09, 2018 Tornado Damage

Storm Damaged Tree on Hwy 352 just inside Johnson County Picture taken by Melissa Francis

Additional damage was located on farm land to the east in Johnson County.  There were several large trees knocked down or stripped of their limbs and foliage. Officials reported no injuries.

October 9, 2018 Tornado Damage

Watalula Fire Chief Frank Theising points out line of Tuesday’s tornado damage that crossed Philpot Road just over the Franklin/Johnson County line in Johnson County

The storm cell continued to track north and produced a Tornado Warning in Madison and Newton Counties.  The National Weather Service no reports of damage in these Counties.

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