A Moderate to Enhanced risk for severe storms has been issued for Texoma. Storms look to become strong to severe and will be firing up around 11am. Primary threats include heavy rainfall leading to flooding, large hail, damaging winds, and an isolated tornado is possible as well but chances aren't very high. Stay tuned to your weather authority for updates.
6-18-04 - Storms triggered a power outage in Ardmore that sent law enforcement and emergency crews scrambling. It happened around 1:45pm Friday when lightning hit a substation.
Most of the outages were confined to the 5,500 homes in the southeastern quadrant of Ardmore.
One of the hardest places hit was at city hall, where the lightning sent sparks and flames shooting from the walls of the police department's dispatch center. It knocked out all the communications equipment, along with the communications at the emergency operations command post. Emergency calls were re-routed through the sheriff's department and the Southern Oklahoma Ambulance Center. OG&E crews got the power back on around 3:30pm, and by 5pm, the police department had their communication center working.