Strong storms in Okla., damage in Rush Springs
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Strong storms with high winds and hail left
damage in southwestern Oklahoma and thousands of power outages -
but no reported injuries.
State Rep. Joe Dorman of Rush Springs says the Friday morning
storm damaged two businesses and destroyed two mobile homes in the
Grady County town. U.S. 81 into Rush Springs was closed because of
downed power lines.
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman
Michelann Ooten says wind gusts of 67 miles per hour were recorded
in southwestern Oklahoma and 63 miles per hour at Tinker Air Force
Base in Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma Gas and Electric reported nearly 3,800 power outages
Friday morning - nearly 2,900 in Norman. Public Service Company of
Oklahoma reported just more than 1,000 outages in Grady County and
about 1,200 in the Tulsa area.