Several Tornadoes Touch Down In Oklahoma
TULSA, Oklahoma - At least four tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma as strong storms moved through the state on Thursday.
News 9 storm trackers spotted a tornado on the ground near the town of Perkins in northeast Oklahoma.
A second tornado touched down near Ripley Thursday afternoon. No injuries are reported. SkyNews 6 caught the tornado touching down in Ripley.
And before 7 p.m., News On 6 meteorologist Mike Grogan spotted a tornado touching down as it crossed Highway 69 near Mazie, in Mayes County.
The storms dumped rain as they moved through, drenching northeastern Oklahoma and the Tulsa metro area, increasing the risk of flooding, as well as damage from hail and high winds.
At about 8:40 p.m., News On 6 storm trackers spotted a tornado on the ground in east Broken Arrow, which moved to the east along Highway 51.
Trackers reported seeing damage to structures and trees and power lines in that tornado, and SkyNews 6 confirmed what looked like wind damage to some buildings in Broken Arrow.
Will Kavanagh in SkyNews 6 also reported seeing several damaged homes in the area of 91st Street and the Creek Turnpike. Kavanagh said it looked like several homes had the roof ripped off.
PSO reported that about 1,400 customers in Broken Arrow were without power, as of about 10 p.m.