Strong Winds, Heavy Rain Hammer Northeastern Oklahoma

Tuesday, August 7th 2018, 7:04 pm
By: News On 6

Severe storms moved across eastern Oklahoma Tuesday afternoon, bringing heavy rain and strong winds.

The skies opened up around 4:00 p.m. in downtown Tulsa and from the News On 6 building, visibility was nearly zero as rain fell.

The storm had a lot of lightning along with strong winds.

PSO is reporting 8,844 outages – 6,431 of those are in Tulsa County; another 2,1345 are in Wagoner County.

PSO Outage Map

Several viewers sent videos and pictures of heavy rain and damage, including near 41st and Memorial, where video shows flooding and damaged trees.

Tulsa firefighters also responded to a house fire in midtown near 21st and Delaware.

The fire is still under investigation, but crews suspect lightning may be to blame.

Firefighters also responded to another house fire near 26th and Sheridan. Again, the cause is under investigation, but lightning is suspected to have caused that fire as well.