Thursday Morning Storm Damage Wrap-Up

Thursday, May 8th 2008, 7:47 am
By: News On 6

A wild night of storms left behind quite a mess in parts of Green Country. Tornado sirens wailed and high water and winds up to 80 mph caused damage in some areas.

As The News On 6's Carina Sonn reports, several sheriff's departments say there doesn't seem to be any serious problems right now because of those storms, but there was potential for plenty on Wednesday night.

Areas near Marietta in Love County are closed to the Texas state line. On Wednesday night, the clouds there appeared very scary at one point, with the potential to turn into a tornado.

A little later, near Chouteau in Mayes County, clouds rolled in and you could see the storm lowering.

And strong winds caused damage to a metal building near Rhema in Broken Arrow. The storm ripped apart the metal roof and scattered it and lumber across the area. News On 6 Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer confirms a tornado did touch down. The tornado was an EF-0. Winds were at a speed of 65 to 85 mph.

"Saw this building from Rhema coming apart, kind of dancing across the power lines here. I saw part of it flying across 71st Street; cars going in both directions. About that time, the power line power pole snapped. Sparks were flying all up and down it," said Steve Nave who witnessed the storm in action.

Power was out for several residents and businesses in that neighborhood.

One tornado was reported northwest of Oklahoma City, near War Acres, but that hasn't been confirmed yet.

As OG&E reports, about 800 customers are without power on Thursday morning, in the Muldrow and Oklahoma City areas.

The News On 6 is still waiting to hear back from PSO about outages it may have.