Green Country Residents Recovering From Damage Caused By Severe Storms

Thursday, August 16th 2018, 10:48 pm
By: Amy Slanchik

Severe thunderstorms rolled through Green Country on Thursday packing strong winds and lots of rain.

At Church That Matters in Sand Springs, church leaders say there were a few people inside when part of the awning fell off, but thankfully they're all okay and there's no damage inside. Leaders say they expect this damage to have a temporary fix by sometime tomorrow.

08/16/2018 Related Story: Strong Winds Knock Down Awning At Sand Springs Church

At Jones Riverside Airport roughly 60 mph winds caused a small plane to flip over. There are no reports of injuries.

08/16/18 Related Story: High Winds Damage Aircraft At Jones Riverside Airport 

In Sapulpa, a brand-new bulldozer owned by the city started to sink. Crews worked to save it and it's now back on dry land.

In Tulsa a family is dealing with a mess in their backyard near 81st and Yale after a tree uprooted, landing on their roof. 

"We just gotta fix the damage now it's pretty easy," said Jay Harrigill. 

Harrigill and his son's friend climbed up to the top of the house to check out the damage. 

"There's just a big hole up there from where the tree hit it, and water was pouring inside. it was pretty crazy to see," said friend David Grigsby.

They're keeping a positive attitude about the damage knowing it could be so much worse.

"You got to. That's why you pay insurance. You know, it's Oklahoma. Any minute things can change," said Hargill.