Storms Bring Heavy Rain, Damaging Winds To OKC

Friday, May 20th 2011, 9:18 am
By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A line of storms swept through the metro early Friday morning, dumping much-needed rain but also bringing damaging winds to at least one southeast Oklahoma City neighborhood.

News 9's Kirsten McIntyre found a neighborhood in the 500 block of S.E. 47th Street with debris strewn across yards.  The strong wind had blown the roof off one home.  A lightweight shed was also overturned, and trash cans blown over by the winds littered the street.

It appeared the wind had also knocked down a stop sign and several trees.

News 9 Meteorologist Jed Castles says this kind of damage was not widespread.  He says a bow echo moved through Oklahoma City, and the damage may have been caused by straight-line winds.