Tornado hits rural Garvin County homes

The home John Leegard was damaged by the tornado on Wednesday evening, April 23. Leegard was at work when the tornado tore off almost half of his roof.

By Jeff Shultz

Managing Editor

A tornado hit east of Elmore City Wednesday, damaging some rural homes, according to Garvin County Emergency Management Director David Johnson.

Johnson said the tornado touched down near CR 3220 and State Highway 29.

“Right now there are no injuries,” Johnson told the News Star.

The tornado was part of a larger storm system that moved east of Pauls Valley, causing 45 mph winds in Stratford.

The same storm system had a tornado touch down in the Ada-Roff area.