Live at 6:25am CT Saturday 29 April 2017, a News9 stormtracker just rescued a woman trapped in truck stuck in flood water crossing a street at a low level probably from a nearby creek.
Severe thunderstorms rolling across Oklahoma during the past 8 hours – and with snow reported in the northwest corner of the panhandle!
- Flooding from heavy rain – a series of storms running like a train across the same locations.
- Damage from strong winds, ripping up trees, blowing cars and trucks off of streets and highways, power polls snapped off – including large tall metal power polls and towers obliterated, with power lines down blocking roads and starting fires causing widespread power failures, roofs ripped off of buildings.
Also a 3.5 earthquake reported 4:48am CT in Grant County.
News9 KWTV, CBS Affiliate…
UPDATES (if any) as follows…
[Sunrise 6:40am CT.]
- Fires being reported from wind damage – power lines, and lightning hits, including near Campus Corner of Oklahoma University here in Norman.
- I-40 at I-44 and I-44 blocked by damage – power lines down and parts of trees as well as damaged vehicles. High tension wires down across highway.
- Damage reported at Oklahoma Fair Grounds where fair in progress this weekend. The 70-foot arch at the state fair has been destroyed.
- About 38,000 homes without power, reported by OG&E at this time.
- It’s not over yet. Radar shows a gap between lines of storms. Imagine the storms as being like train cars on a train track headed NNE, while the track is slowly drifting ENE. A second wide line of storms headed NNE drifting ENE will reach the OKC-Norman area sometime between 11:00am and noon – bringing more severe t-storms with damaging winds equal to EF1 tornadoes 86-110 mph winds, and heavy rain causing more flooding as a series of storms pass over the same areas.
- Golf ball size hail reported at Guthrie.
Special Live Reports by Jim Lantern in Norman Oklahoma
Saturday – 29 April 2017
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