Sequoyah County Storm Damage


Thursday, April 10th 2008, 10:53 am
By: News On 6


Strong thunderstorms moved across eastern Oklahoma early Thursday, bringing heavy rains, strong winds, hail and flooding.   One of the hardest hit areas was in the community of Muldrow. 

In Sequoyah County, state officials report damage to more than 200 homes and businesses in Muldrow from straight-line winds.

The city was pounded with heavy rains, marble-sized hail and sustained winds of more than 60 mph, said Muldrow Police officer Jose Flores. 

"We've got flooding like you wouldn't believe," Flores said.

The damage to homes was the result of winds, and flooding was limited to city streets, Flores said.

Red Cross was working to set up a temporary shelter at a Muldrow church. 

Oklahoma Gas & Electric reports more than 6,500 power outages statewide with outages ranging from southern to eastern Oklahoma. More than 1,200 are in Muldrow.

Public Service Company says about 2,000 of its customers in McAlester, Stigler and Lequire are without power. 

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