Severe Storms Cause Damage, Power Outages In NE Oklahoma
TULSA, Oklahoma - Severe thunderstorm watches and warnings are in effect across much of northeastern Oklahoma until 11 p.m. Storms will continue to develop and move east with damaging winds possible, along with an increasing flash flooding potential, according to meteorologist Stacia Knight.
There is a flash flood warning for Creek, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee and Tulsa counties until 8:45 p.m.
Very heavy rain, heavy lightning and strong winds have been reported. Sand Springs Police confirm they have street and power lines down and flooding in several areas.
News On 6 Meteorologist Mike Grogan said radar estimates nearly five-inches of rain fell south of Sand Springs near Prattville.
Sand Springs also saw tree and building damage in the storm. Viewers report seeing small hail as a cell swept through the Sand Springs area.
A small plane, a Cessna 172, flipped over at the Jenks Airport as the damage extended further south.
As of 5:45 p.m., Public Service of Oklahoma reports more than 10,600 customers are without power system wide.
Tulsa is on Operation Slick Streets with poor visibility reported in several areas as storms sweep through. There are numerous wrecks reported in the metro area.
Flash flooding potential is high.
Look at our Sapulpa camera ROCKIN' a few minutes ago.— Stacia Knight (@StaciaKnightWx) August 16, 2018
60mph winds remain possible within these storms, and as you can see visibilities will drop to near zero at times with extremely heavy rains. Please be very careful if you have to head out on the roads right now! #okwx @NewsOn6 pic.twitter.com/m7KLo1lCYq
Below is a list of some of the events that have been canceled.
Tonight's Lady Tiger softball games canceled. The Varsity game with PC North rescheduled for home doubleheader on Sept. 18.— Broken Arrow Athletics (@batigersports) August 16, 2018
Due to inclement weather, all Tulsa Public Schools athletic events are cancelled this evening.— Tulsa Public Schools (@TulsaSchools) August 16, 2018
JV and Junior High Softball are cancelled for tonight due to weather.— Owasso Athletics (@OwassoAthletics) August 16, 2018
The BA Kickoff Bash has been canceled this evening. The four teams will scrimmage inside the Indoor Practice Facility; however, it will be closed to the public. Thank you for understanding.— Broken Arrow Athletics (@batigersports) August 16, 2018
The Gridiron Football scrimmages have been cancelled tonight and rescheduled for the same time tomorrow night.— Owasso Athletics (@OwassoAthletics) August 16, 2018
Tonight's game has been rained out, there won't be a make up date. The Cody Bellinger bobblehead giveaway will now take place on August 30th. Fans holding tickets for tonight can exchange them for any remaining home game at the box office. https://t.co/roP457Powr— Tulsa Drillers (@TulsaDrillers) August 16, 2018
Tulsa Technology Center also canceled night classes. You keep up with all school closures here.