Local & Regional
Wed August 10, 2011
Overnight Storm A Killer
Undated – 1 killed as severe storms move across Oklahoma
LOCUST GROVE, Okla. (AP) Severe thunderstorms rolled across Oklahoma for a second straight night and authorities say one person has been killed.
Mayes County Emergency Management Director Johnny Janzen said Wednesday that the death was in southern Mayes County southeast of Locust Grove. Janzen said several homes were also destroyed by the late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning storm.
Meteorologist Brad McGavock with the National Weather Service in Tulsa said radar has estimated the wind speeds at 70 to 80 miles per hour. McGavock said initial indications are that there was no tornado.
Public Service Company of Oklahoma reported on its website nearly 30,000 power outages.
The storms also brought down trees and power lines in central Oklahoma. Oklahoma Gas and Electric reported on its website nearly 35,000 power outages.