Harrah Residents Survey Storm Damage
OKLAHOMA CITY - Strong winds knocked down power poles and caused damage to structures in eastern Oklahoma County.
Heavy damage was reported in Harrah near NE 36 Street and Luther Road. A barn lost a large part of its roof. Residents there wonder if the damage was caused by a tornado. The National Weather Service has not confirmed a tornado in that area.
Storms rolled through the area earlier Tuesday evening with winds in excess of 60 mph.
At one point more than 15,000 OG&E customers were without power Tuesday.
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A family in Harrah could have lost their sweet corn crop due to storm damage. The corn is ready for harvest, but since the wind knocked over the stalks, machines can't reach it. If the family doesn't pick it by hand, they could lose this year's crop.
"We're gonna fight it, we're not going to give up so we're going to go out there and fight the best we can," said Gregory Nowakowski about picking up from the damage to the farm.
The sweet corn is the farm's cash crop. The family has no idea what kind of financial toll, this damage will take.
"You can't insure everything, as simple as that, you just have to eat it and hope you have a darn good banker and they'll stand behind you," Nowakowski said.
The family thought the sweet corn would be ready for people to buy next week. Now, they're just not sure what's going to happen.
Heavy downpours also caused damage to The Trinity Place Apartments in Del City. Workers were in the process of putting on a new roof.
No one was injured, but as many as 19 families had damage to their units. The Red Cross found shelter for families who were displaced.