Tulsa, OK – About 100 City of Tulsa Public Works employees reported to work early Thursday to begin removing trees and other debris from arterial streets following early-morning wind storms that caused damage in a large area of the city.
Damage spread from west Tulsa to as far east as 129th, and from downtown to as far south as 121st St. The heaviest damage appeared to be between South Yale and Riverside Drive in the 51st and 61st Streets area.
Tulsa, OK – Strong storms in NE Okla., thousands without power
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Strong thunderstorms in Oklahoma caused damage and power outages but no apparent injuries in the Tulsa area.
City spokesman Bob Bledsoe says the damage is widespread from the storm that moved into the city about 5 a.m Thursday. He says the heaviest damage is just south of downtown Tulsa where downed trees are blocking some streets.
Tulsa, OK – Strong storms leave damage in NE Okla.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Authorities are investigating whether a tornado touched down in northeastern Oklahoma, causing extensive damage in the Tulsa area.
Tulsa City-County Emergency Management director Michael McCool said a tornado may have barreled across the southern half of the city Thursday morning, damaging homes and businesses and knocking down trees and power poles. He says one minor injury was reported.
Tulsa, OK – Severe weather caused damage to several Tulsa County Parks. Most damage was a result of high winds and tree breakage, many of which were minimal.
LaFortune Park sustained the most damage with high levels of tree breakage and scattered debris. The LaFortune Park Golf Course will be closed for at least one day. The picnic area will be closed for at least two days as hanging tree limbs create a safety hazard for the public.
Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma State Auditor Steve Burrage is again citing too much authority given to one employee and lack of oversight for possibly resulting in the loss of at least $270,000 from Wagoner Public Schools.
Oklahoma City, OK – NORMAN, Okla. (AP) A preliminary damage survey by the National Weather Service indicates six of the tornadoes that touched down in Oklahoma earlier this week rated EF-3.
The weather service's Norman office released the results of the survey on Wednesday, two days after the storms killed two people, injured more than 100 and damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes in central Oklahoma.