Storm damage, power outages reported in parts of Texoma

Severe storms Tuesday morning have knocked out power to hundreds and left damage across some parts of Texoma.

Storm damage from Marietta, Okla. Tuesday, October 9, 2018 (KXII).

Love County Emergency Management reports at least seven homes are damaged in Marietta.

The roof has completely blown off one of those homes.

That's where Marietta resident Lynn Thompson was doing chores around 8 Tuesday morning...until he heard the wind.

"The whole house shook. There was a bunch of noise and the glass breaking," Thompson said.

A gust of wind ripped his roof off, tossing it to the home next door, while it knocked down trees, power lines, fences and everything in its path.

"Broken glass, and water inside the home. It's gonna seep through the ceiling. We're salvaging what we can," Thompson said.

Love county Emergency Management Director Ashleigh Gillham said about a dozen departments helped pick up debris and offer assistance while OG&E worked to restore power to several affected homes.

Thompson's son and son-in-law came up from Dallas to help put a tarp over his exposed roof.

He said thankful is an understatement.

"So many people came out and helped," he said. "I appreciate it so much."

OG&E is reporting about 100 customers still without power in Love County. Power has been restored in Pontotoc and Coal counties, as well as Grayson County, Tex.

There are no reports of any injuries.

We'll have much more on the impact of Tuesday's storms tonight on News 12.


Storm damage from Marietta, Okla. Tuesday, October 9, 2018 (KXII).
Storm damage from Marietta, Okla. Tuesday, October 9, 2018 (KXII).
Storm damage from Marietta, Okla. Tuesday, October 9, 2018 (KXII).
Storm damage from Marietta, Okla. Tuesday, October 9, 2018 (KXII).


 
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