Thunderstorms produce hail, power outages


Thursday, March 13th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6



(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Strong thunderstorms with lightning and large hail caused power outages and at least one house fire in central Oklahoma.

No injuries have been reported.

A house in northeast Oklahoma City was struck by lightning and caught fire about 9:45 last night.

The National Weather Service says hail the size of golf balls was reported in Logan County.

The storms are blamed for knocking out power to more than four-thousand Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company customers in the metro area.

About 90 customers in Midwest City were without power just after 9 this morning.

Outages were reported in north and southwest Oklahoma City, Edmond, El Reno and Midwest City.