Severe Storms, Flash Flooding Invade Central Oklahoma


Friday, July 10th 2020, 11:05 am
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Storms that developed just above the Oklahoma-Kansas border early Friday morning made their way south to dump heavy rain on northern and central Oklahoma.

The heavy rain was also accompanied by high winds and reports of hail across the metro.

According to News 9's NextGen Live radar, winds topped more than 45 miles per hour in north Oklahoma City. Winds were more severe in Guthrie, which reported as high as 68 miles per hour.

The heavy winds caused down power lines in the northwest Oklahoma City and Edmond areas.

OG&E reported 17,416 residents across Bethany, Del City, Edmond, El Reno, Enid, Guthrie, Midwest City, Moore, Mustang, Noble, Norman, Oklahoma City and Yukon were without power as of 1:36 p.m. Friday. OG&E said 9,071 OKC residents are without power. There are 2,652 Norman residents and 2,367 El Reno residents who are without electricity. More than 1,000 Moore residents (1,084) do not have electricity.

The northwest part of the metro was also subject to flooded intersections. The Oklahoma City Fire Department was on the scene of a high water rescue at the intersection of North Pennsylvania Avenue and the Kilpatrick Turnpike just after 10 a.m. Friday.

Bob Mills SkyNews 9 flew over Bethany where flood waters entered homes near the intersection of Northwest 43rd Street and North Mueller Avenue just before noon Friday. Another Bethany intersection, North Hammond Avenue and Northwest 32nd Street, was also reportedly under water.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol announced that the Interstate 44 eastbound ramp to the Broadway Extension has been closed due to flooding.