Wind Damage Reported In Southwest OKC

Friday, September 7th 2012, 5:55 pm
By: News 9

Big weather changes are barreling through the state right now.

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A fast-moving cold front swept into Oklahoma Friday afternoon, spawning severe thunderstorms and bringing dramatically cooler temperatures with it.

Severe thunderstorms with strong winds knocked down trees and disrupted electric power to homes and businesses in parts of Oklahoma.

A severe storm developed quickly Friday afternoon in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, dumping heavy rain and unleashing a 76-mph wind gust at Tinker Air Force Base.

A large tree was blown onto a road in the area of S.W. 29th Street and Western Avenue, and some power poles from 2200 to 2900 S. Western in Oklahoma City were damaged.

Other severe storms were reported in eastern Oklahoma, where authorities say a wind gust of unknown speed blew off the metal siding of an outdoor garage and damaged several roofs and trees in Nowata County.

9/7/2012 Related Story: Severe Weather Causing Damage, Road Closures In NE Oklahoma

Public Service Company of Oklahoma reported 17,790 customers without power, and at least 2,885 Oklahoma Gas and Electric customers were without electricity.

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A News 9 crew is in southwest Oklahoma City. Stay with News 9 and for updates.

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