Cleanup Continues In Storm-Affected Areas In Moore, OKC


Friday, March 27th 2015, 8:42 am
By: News 9


Residents affected by Wednesday evening's severe storms continue to clean up the damage Friday morning.

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Cleanup crews are planning to spend all weekend doing as much as they can to get life back to normal for those affected by the storm. That's what they were doing on Thursday, and so many people from all over showed up to help out.

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All schools in Moore, Oklahoma, with the exception of Southgate Elementary, will be back in session Friday morning. Southgate classes will resume Monday morning at the Emmaus Baptist Church.

Many students in Moore spent their day off Thursday helping clean up the damage left behind there.

Council Grove Elementary School in the Western Heights District will be the only site closed Friday morning. All other Western Heights Schools will be open for classes.

Utility crews are working as fast as they can to get the power back on in areas hit hardest by Wednesday's storms. We're hearing from people all over who said they've been impressed with how quickly the cleanup is going.

In 24 hours, the crews at OG&E had more than 90 percent of all power restored to those who lost it during the storms. In fact, the last update Thursday night from OG&E said about 2,100 customers in the area were still without power. That's down from roughly 36,000 across their service area.

Following OG&E's Twitter account for more updates.