Utilities Report Thousands Without Power In Afternoon Storm

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 2:46 pm
By: News On 6

A Thursday afternoon storm knocked out power across the Tulsa area. A brief tornado warning was issued, and wind speeds clocked up to about 70 mph and carried the potential of 90 mph as it moved south and east.

About 1 p.m., PSO reported more than 12,000 customers without power in Tulsa County and a few hundred in Osage County. By 30 minutes later, that number tripled to more than 36,000 customers in the dark.

By around 2:45, that number had gone up again, with PSO reporting about 65,000 customers without power in the metro area. That, again, was increased to over 85,000 customers across the metro, along with scattered outages across Rogers, Wagoner and Osage counties.

Trees are down all over Green Country, adding to the issues.

Temperatures dropped across area as the storm moved through, cooling things off to the upper 60s.

PSO outage numbers

OG&E is reporting over 42,000 customers from Oklahoma City to Muskogee are without power Thursday afternoon.

OG&E outage numbers

The storm continues to move across the state with severe potential, including dangerously high winds, hail, heavy rain and localized flash flooding.

7/14/2016 Related Story: Tornado Warning Canceled For Tulsa Area; Severe Storms To Continue

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