Severe Weather Moves Across Oklahoma
Spring thunderstorms brought severe weather to eastern Oklahoma overnight, prompting a number of tornado warnings. Across the state line in southwest Missouri, authorities say at least two people died when severe weather rolled through the Springfield area. A check with authorities across eastern Oklahoma shows only minor damage and flooding. Authorities tell the News On 6, no major structural damage has been reported.
The National Weather Service office in Tulsa issued close to two dozen tornado warnings. None touched down. The weather service issued its first tornado
warning on Monday at 6:57 p.m. and a steady stream of such warnings followed, covering parts of Cherokee, Muskogee, Adair, Delaware, McIntosh, Wagoner, Okmulgee, Mayes and Rogers counties.
It was a very different story for Missouri neighbors. One woman was killed when she was thrown from her mobile home. Power lines are down and dozens of homes and businesses near Springfield are damaged.
Back in Oklahoma, OG&E is reporting more than 1,000 homes in the state are without electricity. PSO says about 200 of its customers were in the dark because of the storms.
Both utilities say they expect to have all power restored by