Severely High Winds Cause Damage Across Metro


Friday, April 15th 2011, 11:10 pm
By: News 9


Dana Hertneky, News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A day after severe weather strikes, high winds took a toll on Oklahoma. Strong gusts even flipped over a semi on Airport Road early Friday evening.

The wind blew over fences across the city. At Bob Bass' home, which he's lived in for 62 years, his porch roof flew off. He said this has never happened before.

"I come out here and it's gone," Bass said. "I thought it would blow off and land on the ground, but it didn't, it blew over the house, and the only thing that got me worried is it's laying across the electric lines."

Crews were keeping an eye until OG&E turned the electricity off.

The wind caused more damage across the city. At Airport Road and S.W. 44th, the wind blew a tractor trailer over.

Along the Broadway Extension, signs were bent and knocked down along the highway.

A 100-year-old tree in a metro neighborhood was also knocked down.

OG&E reported the wind caused power outages to over 3,000 people across the metro Friday.