No sirens were sounded in Tulsa despite an EF2 tornado that swept through the city early Sunday morning, leaving a trail of damage and injuries in its wake.
"The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning at 1:25 a.m.," the city of Tulsa said in a statement to the Tulsa World. "This particular storm spun up at such a quick rate between scans of the radar and by the time the NWS issued the warning, the storm was crossing into Broken Arrow."
Roger Jolliff, director of the Tulsa Emergency Management agency, told CBS News they did not sound the sirens because the twister had already moved on to the neighboring city.
"I said if it's in Broken Arrow, we will not sound our sirens because the threat at that time that we had got this information... was going into Broken Arrow," Jolliff told CBS.