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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  • by wendy Location: kingston on Apr 25, 2008 at 09:45 PM
    so this is news. every time the wind blowes some branches get broken and this is news. why not check out the wanted list for people in marshall county. now thats news. these people know full well that oklahoma weather changes every 15 minutes. what do you expect when you build on the lake in the first place. all these resort people want if more money from hard working people to fix up their boathouses so they can charge you more money. just get a life and stop feeding these money suckers on the lake. get a life. that's what they have insurance for is to fix their boat houses. and you want to make lake texoma something to be proud of. get real. there's nothing here in the first place.
  • by Disturbed Location: Kingston on Apr 24, 2008 at 08:07 PM
    I don't understand how any of these comments have to do with the terrible damage that occured as a result of the high winds. Let's pray for a speedy recovery for all of those that have major losses . . . not "dog" Oklahoma.
  • by bob Location: denison on Apr 24, 2008 at 08:05 PM
    what did it do knok over some teepees well skin anouther deer and make a new one or just cry to the us goverment that will work
  • by a on Apr 24, 2008 at 03:49 PM
    you people are FUNNY you must not read craigslist
  • by Debbie Location: Oklahoma on Apr 24, 2008 at 02:39 PM
    What are you a some kind of idiot.WhipperSnapper is a stupid name and shows how inbred you are. you should really clean off your own backporch before you stat running your mouth
  • by Anonymous Location: ardmore, ok on Apr 24, 2008 at 02:37 PM
    how petty can you get? some people will use any excuse to be crude, whats wrong with the world today? god doesn't like ugly!!
  • by leith Location: denison on Apr 24, 2008 at 02:27 PM
    Personally i like weeather and and thinking about storm chasing. Never know what you can see in texas, oyu never know what the weather will do.OK CHILDREN GO FIGHT ON SOME ONE ELSE'S WEB SITE . By the way like the work kxii does. May be some day i could be part of the kxii team doubt it but it a wish,
  • by Caring Mom Location: TX on Apr 24, 2008 at 02:17 PM
    Whippersnapper, snap your mouth shut and keep your comments to yourself! Sounds like you just want to start a blog war or something. KXII, why do you post such stupid things? You have to ability to screen comments, and I know that you do?
  • by Oklahoma Native on Apr 24, 2008 at 01:38 PM
    If you have something stupid to say keep your comments to your self and go on with your business. Doesn't sound like you need to be saying things about people in Oklahoma...What kinda name is Whipper Snapper anyways???
  • by Anonymous on Apr 24, 2008 at 01:13 PM
    KXII, why do you let people like whippersnapper post this crap? We have to submit comments for approval, right? Does KXII approve of whipper snappers message? Is this KXII's opinion of Oklahoma?
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