CYRIL – A twister that swept into Caddo County Monday night has been classified as an EF-1 tornado, according to the National Weather Service.
John Pike, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said a damage assessment was conducted to determine the tornado’s intensity and strength. An EF-1 twister has wind speeds of 86 miles per hour to 110 miles per hour and typically does moderate damage to the area it hits.
The Cyril tornado damaged a rural house, pancaked a mobile home, threw a car several hundred feet and overturned a semitrailer, according to reports.
The house, owned by residents Monte and Diane Snider, was unoccupied when the tornado hit, Caddo County Sheriff Spencer Davis told reporters Monday night. No injuries were reported because of the twister. The Sniders were out of town visiting family in northern Oklahoma as the tornado struck.
The couple’s son, Justin Snider, wrote on Facebook asking for prayers for his parents.
“This past year has had its challenges for us all, but if you know my Mom & Dad, odds are you love them…. Amazing people who have spent their lives helping others, if you could send some prayers on their behalf, I’d be grateful,” he wrote.
The Sniders had owned their home for 40 years and were preparing to sell it, according to a report from KWTV-9 in Oklahoma City.