Channel 8 viewers send in videos and pictures of Thursday's storms
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) —
There was much talk on Thursday about the storm that whipped through Owasso. One of our viewers, Natalie Ginn, sent us a video of the funnel cloud that is being blamed for the damage to dozens of homes in Owasso. The same cloud was described to us by one of the victims of the storm, Harold Barnes.
"We came down and we turned, and I saw what I thought was paper flying through the air and it was sheet metal. I said we've got to get out of here so we went a mile up and then came back because I figured this thing was going up the street," said Barnes.
We were in Owasso and filmed some of the damage ourselves. Amazingly, despite all the devastation, no one was hurt.
"We have no reports of injuries at this time, that's the best news we could have gotten off the bat," said Scotty Stokes, director of Rogers County Emergency Management.
Tom Pirrone sent us a video of the funnel from a different angle, and what's interesting here is you can watch as it dissipated into nothing. Of course, several still photos were sent in as well, and those are much appreciated.
Owasso was not the only place we received video from. At 38th and Harvard in Tulsa, Joe Macon sent us video of the hail coming down hard. A time-lapse sent in of the swirling clouds over the city and a real-time video of the same scene from Marcella Foster downtown.
In south Tulsa, another time lapse, this one showing us the clouds and rain as they moved in. A dramatic day for weather in Green Country captured not just on our cameras, but yours as well.