Storms Roll Through The Tulsa Area
Monday, August 7th 2006, 5:40 am
By: News On 6
Parts of eastern Oklahoma get some much needed rain, and an unwelcome surprise, a microburst.
The storm knocked out power and flooded streets in Tulsa. At 38th Street North, drivers tested their luck driving through flood water.
On Cincinnati and Apache, a business owner had his hands full cleaning up broken glass. The storm knocked out several windows at his shop. The strong straight-line winds produced by the burst also uprooted and snapped trees.
On North Frankfort, one tree crashed down on a home while kids were playing on the porch. Steven Edwards: â€œit was just sprinkling. I mean my kids were out there playing in the rain and then I looked up boom and I see this big tree they said it was 500 years old it came coming down I had 5 kids on the porch I just started grabbing kids, jumping in and we made it in just about the knick of time.â€ No one was hurt.
The downed tree also buried Edwards' van. Tulsa firefighters armed with chainsaws cleared the downed branches.
Several eastern Oklahoma communities lost power in Sunday night's storms.
AEP-PSO reports about 2,800 customers were without power at the height of the trouble. Outages were also reported in Pryor, Vinita and Coweta.