Storms, high winds damage southern Oklahoma

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

MARSHALL COUNTY, OK -- Severe storm and serious wind damage overnight at Lake Texoma has sunk at least three boats.

Video from Soldier Creek Marina on the Marshall County side of the lake shows that fierce winds overturned docks. The gas dock is about 200 yards from where it should be.

At least three boats sank Wednesday night, and what's still floating is a mangled mess. Homes lost shingles, and limbs went flying.

Marina officials say what makes it even more frustrating is a lot of these boats and homes are only used on weekends, and many of those people don't even live in the area, so they are doing their best to check and make sure everything is accounted for.

Bryan Co. wind damage

BRYAN COUNTY, OK -- The scene was similar in Bryan County thanks to the high winds. There were plenty of reports of downed tree limbs and power lines.

The owners of a cancer retreat facility on Lavenworth Trail say they did not hear a thing all night, but when they awoke they found a limb that came close to breaking through a window.

"I wasn’t smiling this morning at first. When I first came out 5:30 in the morning, there were limbs all over the place and all the trees were down," Pastor Robert White says.

Authorities say all the power lines and most of the damage should now be cleaned up.

In Texas

CROWLEY, TX -- On the Texas side, possible tornadoes left scattered damage and power outages. In Crowley just south of Fort Worth, several homes were damaged by high winds.

The National Weather Service is said to be sending crews out Thursday to determine whether several of the damaging windstorms were actually tornadoes. Winds of 70 miles per hour and baseball-sized hail were reported in the Dallas/Forth Worth Metroplex.

Fortunately, no injuries have been reported as a result of those storms.


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