Storms Slam Oklahoma, Flipping Cars and Cutting Power

Chris Jasurek
By Chris Jasurek
October 10, 2018USshare

Powerful storms swept across eastern Oklahoma in the morning hours of Oct. 9, flipping cars and knocking out electricity.

Accuweather reported that numerous tornadoes touched down near Oklahoma City. One passed through Midwest City, leaving overturned cars in its wake.

No major injuries were reported following the morning storms.

Tornadoes, high winds, and flooding caused damage
Tornadoes, high winds, and flooding caused damage up the entire eastern portion of Oklahoma. (Fox screenshot)

On Tuesday morning, severe thunderstorms were tracked across central Oklahoma, with the strongest storms spawning tornadoes near Oklahoma City. 

The National Weather Service issued multiple Tornado Warnings for several counties in the Oklahoma City metro area, all expiring by 2 p.m. local time.

The storms continued to move northward through the day, continuing to batter the area with wind and rain, but no more tornadoes formed.

Some of the greatest danger was caused by downed power lines.

Downed power lines presented fire and electrocution hazards
Downed power lines not only left residents in the dark, they presented fire and electrocution hazards. (Fox screenshot)

One homeowner suffered an unusual situation. The trampoline in their backyard broke free and was lifted by the swirling winds right into some nearby power lines.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency due to the severe weather across the state since late last week.

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