Heavy storms passed through the US state of Oklahoma on the night of Thursday to Friday. Their effects include broken roofs, fallen trees, and damaged power lines. In total, there were over 20,000 consumers without electricity.
The storms formed on Thursday evening, and intensified significantly on Friday after midnight. The greatest damage was recorded in the central Oklahoma City and Del City, about nine kilometers southeast.
Strong wind broke power lines and roofs, including those from the building belonging to the school. Fallen trees blocked some roads. The storms were also accompanied by heavy rainfall and hail. Walls have been damaged in some buildings.
Over 20,000 customers without electricity
As the local media reported on Friday at 4 p.m. local time (9 a.m. in Poland), the electricity was restored to over 16,700 recipients. About 6,700 customers were left without access to electricity.
Earlier this week, we wrote about severe storms in the central and southern US states, including Oklahoma. There were also at least a few tornadoes then. The weather is expected to calm down in the coming days.
ENEX, kfor.com, news9.com, tvnmeteo.pl
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