Thousands without power in Oklahoma after Severe Storms

Mike Seals - July 12, 2020 11:50 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thousands of Oklahoma residents were without power Sunday after severe thunderstorms ripped across parts of the state overnight.

Oklahoma Gas & Electric reported nearly 27,000 clients were without electricity late Sunday morning following storms that tore down branches and knocked out power lines. The utility company warned some people could be without power for more than a day.

Outages were most widespread around Oklahoma City and the nearby community of Norman, although people across a wide swath of the state’s northeast also lost power.

The storms included winds of up to 70 mph (112 kph) and even stronger gusts, according to the National Weather Service. No injuries have been reported.

 

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