Oklahoma tornado damage and power outages impact residents
Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms left damage in their wake Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, knocking down power lines, damaging roofs and overturning cars in the Oklahoma City subway and western Oklahoma.
Damaged Clinton Airport Hangars
A tornado hit Clinton around 8 p.m. Tuesday, tearing off the roof of an auto repair shop and knocking over power lines and traffic signs. Clinton Regional Airport reported that 28 of the 29 hangars sustained damage, with one collapsing into a plane and vehicle.
In Beaver, social media posts showed a flag pole “bending violently,” according to preliminary storm reports from the National Weather Service.
OKC tornadoes damage metro roofs
Residents of the Oklahoma City subway woke up early Wednesday morning to tornado warnings. Mayor David Holt said in a tweet Wednesday morning there was “structural damage to some roofs in SW OKC near SW 49th and Czech Hal Rd, as well as tree damage along the storm track.”
Broken tree branches knocked down a power line near NW 10th and Villa Ave, and high winds blew through the brick wall of a nearby manufacturing company.
A vehicle was seen overturned on its side near buildings with damaged roofs in Mustang.
OG&E power outage affecting these Oklahoma residents
At 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning, at least 808 OG&E customers were without power. Residents affected by the power outages live in the following cities:
- Del Town
- Fort Gibson
- Oklahoma City
In addition, Anadarko Emergency Management reported that 75% of the city’s residents, or up to 1,900 customers, were also without power, but planned to restore service by the end of the day.
Tornado damage photos
The National Weather Service is investigating to confirm the intensity and magnitude of tornadoes reportedly seen in Clinton, Frederick, Mustang, Oklahoma City and Jones.
Residents are encouraged to report damage and power outages to their local municipal government, the National Weather Service submission form and the OG&E line at 800-522-6870.