Damage reported as severe storms hit central Oklahoma
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (KOKH) —
Damage is being reported following a round of heavy storms that potentially brought several tornadoes Tuesday morning in the metro.
Just after 8:30 a.m. the National Weather Service began issuing tornado warnings for the eastern portion of the Oklahoma City metro. Almost immediately following the warnings, reports of damage began to come in from Midwest City. The City of Midwest City reports that the most extensive damage occurred near 29th between Midwest Boulevard and Air Depot. Power lines were downed near 9605 SE 6th Street, 8575 SE 15 and 9821 Lloyd. As of 10:20 a.m. Tuesday more than 2,800 OG&E customers were without power.
No injuries have been reported.
In Oklahoma City, three to four homes near SE 149th and Edwin Road were damaged during the storms. No one was injured.
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden reports that minor tree damage and a power outage caused them to close their gates for the morning. The zoo will re-assess around noon and decide whether they will re-open.
FOX 25's Marcy Novak says that seven tornadoes were reported during a one-hour period in the metro. The National Weather Service will survey some of the reports Tuesday afternoon.
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