Damage reports from Sunday night’s storm that hit northern Cherokee County are beginning to come in, officials said Wednesday.

Gary Dotson, Tahlequah-Cherokee County Emergency Management director, said the local EM office has been told about damage to a dairy, business and two homes. He said earlier in the week that he has talked with some insurance adjusters.

“We don’t have reports of damage anywhere near the level they had in Delaware County,” he said.

Dotson is referring all damage reports in Cherokee County to officials assisting with the assessments in Delaware County. Officials are set up at the Oaks School to help anyone who has incurred property damage.

“We’re asking everyone to call Oaks to report their damage,” he said.

Dotson intends to seek to join Delaware County in a joint relief request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Cleanup is continuing in Delaware County, where several families were displaced after the storm. Damage assessments are expected to take several days.

Destruction from the tornado ranged from minor to significant depending on the location as it moved through the area.


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