Tulsa, OK – Strong storms in NE Okla., thousands without power
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Strong thunderstorms in Oklahoma caused damage and power outages but no apparent injuries in the Tulsa area.
City spokesman Bob Bledsoe says the damage is widespread from the storm that moved into the city about 5 a.m Thursday. He says the heaviest damage is just south of downtown Tulsa where downed trees are blocking some streets.
Tulsa, OK – Strong storms leave damage in NE Okla.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Authorities are investigating whether a tornado touched down in northeastern Oklahoma, causing extensive damage in the Tulsa area.
Tulsa City-County Emergency Management director Michael McCool said a tornado may have barreled across the southern half of the city Thursday morning, damaging homes and businesses and knocking down trees and power poles. He says one minor injury was reported.
Tulsa, OK – Severe weather caused damage to several Tulsa County Parks. Most damage was a result of high winds and tree breakage, many of which were minimal.
LaFortune Park sustained the most damage with high levels of tree breakage and scattered debris. The LaFortune Park Golf Course will be closed for at least one day. The picnic area will be closed for at least two days as hanging tree limbs create a safety hazard for the public.
Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma State Auditor Steve Burrage is again citing too much authority given to one employee and lack of oversight for possibly resulting in the loss of at least $270,000 from Wagoner Public Schools.
Oklahoma City, OK – NORMAN, Okla. (AP) A preliminary damage survey by the National Weather Service indicates six of the tornadoes that touched down in Oklahoma earlier this week rated EF-3.
The weather service's Norman office released the results of the survey on Wednesday, two days after the storms killed two people, injured more than 100 and damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes in central Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City,OK – Okla. Senate sends abortion reporting bill to gov
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Senate has approved a bill requiring women seeking an abortion to complete a lengthy questionnaire that includes questions about their race, relationships and reasons for getting an abortion.
The Senate on Tuesday passed the bill 32-11. It now heads to Democratic Gov. Brad Henry, who already has vetoed two abortion bills this session. Both vetoes were overridden by the Republican-controlled Legislature.