Friday's Storms Cause Damage To Muskogee County Man's Home

Friday, May 15th 2020, 10:00 pm
By: Kristen Weaver

MUSKOGEE COUNTY, Okla. - Severe weather knocked down trees and damaged buildings in Muskogee and dumped a lot of rain all over Green Country.

In Muskogee you can see just some of the high water we're seeing all over the county, but powerful winds made the biggest impact.

David Satterfield works for Muskogee county and happened to be at work Friday morning when his neighbor called.

"I was at work and neighbors called and said the roof was off, but it was worse than that," Satterfield said.

Much worse - his Oktaha home of 20 years was taken out in seconds.

The homeowner said powerful winds ripped off his roof and took debris, scattering it all over his yard.

"You walk into something like that, and it's still pouring down rain and you want to close your eyes and walk away," Satterfield said.

Satterfield's home is one of at least 16 buildings damaged in Muskogee County, according to emergency manager Jeff Smith. 

Smith said the good news is that there were only minor injuries.

High water also closed several roads around the county.

News On 6 meteorologists estimate it rained about five inches in Muskogee county, and said there was a 20-mile path of damage with winds exceeding 70-miles an hour.

"I'll have to wake up tomorrow, wipe my forehead and keep on going," Satterfield said.

Satterfield, who didn't have insurance, said he's staying with his son, who's the police chief in Warner, and holding on to small memories he was able to save from his home-- with plans to rebuild.

"It's a mess, but we'll clean it up and start again," he said.

If you would like to help him, here's a link to his fundraiser.