Published: August 6,2017
Significant damage and injuries have been reported overnight in
Tulsa, Oklahoma, as severe storms, including a likely tornado, swept
through the city.
At least 25 people were transported to St. Francis Hospital for minor injuries sustained in the storm, according to Fox 23 News. All have since been treated and released, says Newson6.com.
There have been numerous reports of damage to roofs, power poles,
signs and trees in Tulsa. Interstate 44 on the southeast side of the
city was closed after a large overhead sign fell, according to a damage
report submitted to the National Weather Service (NWS). Promenade Mall will also be closed today due to storm damage, according to Newson6.com
More than 12,000 customers had lost power as of Sunday morning, according to the Public Service Company of Oklahoma.
The damage in Tulsa occurred in the early morning hours Sunday
between 1:00 a.m. CDT and 2:30 a.m. CDT. The National Weather Service
will do a storm assessment to determine if a tornado was responsible for
Heavy storms also swamped the Kansas City metro area Saturday night, resulting in some flash flooding in the city.
Reports to the NWS indicated that the flooding prompted water rescues after cars became stranded in high water.