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Officials Evaluate Impact From Central OK Storms, Tornadoes

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Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management are evaluating the impact from severe storms that passed through central Oklahoma and multiple tornadoes that touched down in the Oklahoma City metro area, Friday evening.

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The National Weather Service in Norman also has three teams that will be conducting damage survey on Saturday. One in El Reno/ Union City, one in southwest Oklahoma City, and one in Valley Brook/Tinker AFB area.


Canadian County Emergency Management reports damage to Canadian Valley Technology Center and OKC West Livestock Market. Several homes and mobile homes are also reported damaged.

Checotah Emergency Management reports numerous road washouts and flooding. Checotah Intermediate School has flood damage.

Del City Emergency Management reports flooding, but no additional damage from Friday's storms.

Hughes County Emergency Management reports flooding on roads and bridge washouts.

Midwest City Emergency Management reports they have evacuated a mobile home park near 16th and Air Depot due to extensive flooding.

Oklahoma City Emergency Management reports localized power outages, extensive flash flooding throughout the city, minor flooding to buildings, and debris from trees and other vegetation.

Okmulgee County Emergency Management reports extensive high water flooding. Cole Creek, Henrietta and Dewar areas have heavy flooding with cars underwater.

Damage assessments in the impacted areas are ongoing.


Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirms nine fatalities from Friday night's storms. The victims include two children and seven adults.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports 104 injuries were treated by Oklahoma City area hospitals as a result of Friday's storms. The injuries include 56 cut/pierce, 15 struck by/against, 14 falls, and 19 transportation related.

Additionally, OSDH reports three Oklahoma City area medical facilities remain on generator power: St Anthony South Healthplex, Community Hospital, and Oklahoma Heart South.


Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Oklahoma Department of Transportation report numerous roads remain closed today. Drivers are cautioned to heed warning signs and not drive around barricades.

To check CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS, call the Department of Public Safety's ROAD CONDITIONS HOTLINE at 888-425-2385.


The Salvation Army reports they have mobilized and have relief efforts in place all across the affect areas.


Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports more than 91,800 outages related to the storm.


Total: 89,929

Ada: 93

Ardmore: 81

Beggs: 96

Bethany: 4,457

Choctaw: 4,913

Del City: 5,258

El Reno: 1,689

Forest Park: 1,203

Heavener: 66

Konawa: 114

McLoud: 94

Midwest City: 9,622

Moore: 11,216

Norman: 3,317

OKC E: 1,792

OKC N: 16,960

OKC S: 1,302

OKC W: 3,802

Paden: 142

Piedmont: 2,106

Prague: 202

Seminole: 2,783

Shawnee: 933

Spencer: 207

Spiro: 250

Sulphur: 3,530

Tecumseh: 81

Valley Brook: 134

Yukon: 16,3337

OKC Metro Total: 85,423

Oklahoma Electric Cooperative

Total: 959

Largest outage area: East of Noble to Little Ax to Newalla

Caddo Electric

Total: 388

Largest outage areas: El Reno, Mustang

Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative

Total: 534

Shawnee, Tecumseh, Holdenville areas

Cox Telephone reports approximately 46,000 customers without service.

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For Oklahoma residents seeking non-emergency disaster or health and human service information, please contact your local 2-1-1. Services are available 24 hours a day by dialing 2-1-1 from your home or cellular telephone. Please only call 911 for emergencies.

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