Quapaw tornado that killed 1 person rated EF2

QUAPAW, Okla. (AP) — Storm surveyors with the National Weather Service have rated a tornado that struck the northeast Oklahoma community of Quapaw an EF2 on the enhanced Fujita scale.

A team from the agency’s office in Tulsa issued the rating Monday after surveying damage from the tornado that struck around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

No other details about the tornado assessment have been released.

The tornado traveled from Quapaw to Baxter Springs, Kan.

A team from the National Weather Service’s Springfield, Mo., office issued an EF2 rating for the Kansas portion of the tornado on Monday as well.

One person, identified as a Baxter Springs man, was killed in Quapaw. More than 30 people were injured.

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