Thursday storm damaged Oglesby, Jenks

Residents in several communities picked up the pieces much of Friday after evening storms tore through northeast Oklahoma.

In Washington County there were downed trees and power lines, and a school roof toppled from its building.

Oglesby officials say lightning sparked a grass fire and scorched nearly 400 acres.

And on the hottest day of the year, Jenks residents near 131st & Harvard started their day without electricity.

According to National Weather Service Meteorologist, the storm was likely a downburst. 2News Chief Dan Threlkeld confirms winds over 65 miles per hour.

The storm chopped down power polls, leaving live lines everywhere.

"We couldn't leave the neighborhood," said Jenks resident Myra Pickering, whose fence was demolished.

Just a block away, neighbor Judy Williams spent the day airing out furniture. Williams said the water inside her house was up to five inches deep.

During the storm, Williams windows blew out and door was forced open, bringing leaves and debris inside.

The damage was confined to one block.

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