Green Country gets another soaking


Thursday, May 9th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


Severe weather moves across Green Country for the second day in a row. The storms brought reports of tornadoes, heavy rains, and hail.

Our storm warn units were scattered across the state as the storms rolled through, and Sky 6 was out monitoring the developing weather. Click here for a photo gallery of pictures taken by one of our photographers.

The sirens sounded as the skies darkened around 7:30. People in Kay County were prepared for the worst. Several businesses in Newkirk closed up shop for the night.

Keeping an eye on the sky were residents like Judy Litle-- a four-time tornado survivor prepared for the worst.

Judy Litle/Newkirk Resident: "But I just feel like this, if the good Lord wants me he knows where he can get me, and I don't think it'll be a storm because I've had four of them."

The biggest problem in the Tulsa area was rain. The storms moved through Tulsa around one o'clock this morning. They brought with them very heavy rains that caused some street flooding.

That made driving difficult for some people - who found their cars stalled in the high water.

The weather is blamed for a number of accidents as well overnight. Police say the driver of a pick-up truck lost control and flipped. He wasn't there when police arrived.

And a woman eight months pregnant refused treatment after the car she was in also flipped in the rain. No serious injuries from the accidents are reported.

PSO says about 3,000 people lost power overnight.

The storms that swept through the area brought with it some good news.

Heavy rains could mean a lift in the water restrictions in Bartlesville.

Hulah Lake is now recovering. As of late yesterday afternoon, it was only two feet below normal. Less than a month ago, it was eight feet below normal.

The Bartlesville city council will hold a special meeting later this week to discuss possibly lifting water restrictions.