STORM UPDATES: Timeline of damage across Green Country due to high winds, waters

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PHOTOS of damage around Tulsa metro area: (http://bit.ly/july24storm)

Storm Updates:

2:42 p.m. -- TCC's Southeast Campus now has power. The campus is open and will conduct limited student services Thursday afternoon as students prepare for the fall semester. Summer students whose finals exams were interrupted should contact their teacher for further instruction.

12:20 p.m. -- PSO officials say crews are ahead of schedule restoring power to thousands of customers.  Originally the estimate was Sunday evening before everyone's service was returned to normal.  Based on progress, the estimated restoration time is Saturday by 5 p.m.

12:15 p.m. -- 46,473 outages in Tulsa County.

7 a.m. -- PSO officials say there are about 1,400 linemen from about 10 states working on power outages in Tulsa Thursday.

5:44 a.m. PSO reporting about 45,000 customers still without power.

9:18 p.m. -- PSO reporting Tulsa County outages now below 50,000. Still the predominant county experiencing issues.

7:01 p.m. -- Tulsa County outages dip to 56,667.

5:46 p.m. -- PSO outages totaling 64,473. Tulsa Co. 62,209, Creek Co. 112, Osage Co. 45, Wagoner Co. 1,696. OG&E outages totaling 2,456. Muskogee 1,092, Bixby 818, Glenpool 254, Sapulpa 190, Eufaula 102.

4:59 p.m. -- Due to severe storms, straight line winds and flooding, Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency for 35 Oklahoma counties, including Adair, Atoka, Cherokee, Coal, Craig, Delaware, Creek, Haskell, Hughes, Kay, Latimer, Le Flore, Lincoln, Logan, Mayes McIntosh, Muskogee, Noble, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Payne, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Pushmataha, Rogers, Seminole, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington.  The declaration is the first step toward seeking federal assistance should it be necessary.

4:52 p.m. -- 62,986 outages in Tulsa County, according to PSO.

4:30 p.m. -- PSO spokesman Stan Whiteford says it could be Sunday before every outage is restored.  About 22,000 customers again have power.  Nearly 69,000 outages continue.  Whiteford says crews initially target the fixes that will restore the most customers' power, though they are continually assessing the situation.  Crews will work around the clock with an additional 1,000 workers come in from surrounding states.

3:22 p.m. -- PSO outage update by counties: Tulsa 68,548, Osage 468, Creek 589, Rogers 117 and Wagoner 2,536.

2:21 p.m. -- Broken Arrow suggests pools and splash pads as relief stations for residents without power.  Pools: Family Aquatic Cener at 1200 S. Main, Country Aire Pool at 100 N. Fir and Nienhuis Pool (closed Wednesdays) at 3201 N. 9th.  Spray pools: Camino Villa at 2812 E. Madison Pl, Haskell at 601 E. Dallas, Jackson at 4800 W. Washington, Sieling at 525 W. Iola and Rockwood West at 901 W. Queens. Community Centers: Central Park Community Center at 1500 S. Main and Nienhuis Recreation Center at 3201 N. 9th (both open until 9 p.m.).

1:38 p.m. -- 69,586 PSO outages in Tulsa County.

12:01 p.m. -- PSO outages: 73,685 in Tulsa County, 5,017 in Wagoner County, 577 in Osage County and 549 in Creek County.

12 p.m. -- City of Tulsa announces Mayor Dewey Bartlett to tour damage with director of Streets and Stormwater director Dan Crossland.

11:25 a.m. -- City of Tulsa offering curbside debris removal beginning Monday (http://bit.ly/15J7lFl)

11:18 a.m. -- Power restored at University of Tulsa, all evening classes will go on as scheduled.

10:50 a.m. -- PSO reporting 75,000 plus customers without power.

10:25 a.m. -- Red Cross assisting family of three after fire in Broken Arrow

9:51 a.m. -- TFD chief: Only one firefighter injury overnight.  He was operating a chainsaw and sustained a minor injury that only required a few stitches.

9:48 a.m. -- PSO president says more than 95,000 customers still without power, expects that number to fluctuate. Outage is almost exclusively in Tulsa County.

9:46 a.m. -- Tulsa fire chief says TFD worked between eight to 10 house fires at the same time overnight.  He acknowledged there were delays with 911 service.

9:43 a.m. -- Mayor says residents can expect information on debris pickup later today.

9:40 a.m. -- Mayor Bartlett says residents should report downed trees by calling (918) 596-2100.  The public is being asked to show patience when driving due to traffic lights out.

9:38 a.m. -- PSO president Stuart Solomon called last night's storms "One of the worst storms we've seen hit the Tulsa Metro area," with wind damaging facilities and taking down trees and lines.  At the height of the outage about 100,000 customers were without power.  Some wires are down in areas of the city.  Report downed wires or outages at (888) 218-3919.

9:34 a.m. -- 82,620 PSO outages in Tulsa County.

9:25 a.m. -- Due to power outage at OU-Tulsa, the campus and Schusterman clinic will be closed

all day today. Family Medicine and Tisdale clinics are open.

9:06 a.m. -- Several Tulsa County facilities are without power or running on backup generators, including Social Services, Juvenile Courts and Detention Center, Parks Adminstration and Carol Crowson Annex.

9:05 a.m. -- The Red Cross is opening a cooling station in Tulsa for residents left without power after overnight storms. The cooling station at Crosstown Church of Christ, located at 3400 E. Admiral Pl., will open this morning at 9:30 a.m. and remain open until 8 p.m.

8:58 a.m. -- Power outages up again: 80,198 in Tulsa County, 5,016 in Wagoner County.

8:41 a.m. -- Tulsa Zoo delaying opening. They plan to open at noon, but guests are encouraged to check www.tulsazoo.org or call 918-669-6600 for updates

8:30 a.m. -- PSO reporting power outages in Tulsa County are under 80,000. Wagoner Co. just under 5,000.

7:55 a.m. -- PSO spokesman Stan Whiteford says the majority of Tulsa's outages are west of Sherican and south of 31st Street.  About 40,000 are without power in that quadrant alone.  Between 15,000 and 20,000 are out in each of the other three quadrants.

7:38 a.m. -- Tulsa County power outages at 81,622.

7:36 a.m. -- Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa cancels food delivery Wednesday due to power outage.

7:22 a.m. -- Mayor Dewey Bartlett holding news conference at 9:30 to provide update on storm damage, debris removal.

7:16 a.m. -- East 31st Street from South Lewis to Utica is closed due to power line hazards.  East 36th Street and Lewis is closed due to debris.

7:10 a.m. -- City of Tulsa reports Tulsa police and PSO are doing damage assessment from air at daylight.

7:03 a.m. -- PSO Outages: 82,842 in Tulsa Co., 595 in Osage Co., 474 in Creek Co., 266 in Mayes Co., 157 in Rogers and 3,928 in Wagoner Co.

6:57 a.m. -- The University of Tulsa has canceled classes Wednesday but offices remain open.

6:27 p.m. -- Tulsa County outages exceed 83,000.

6:20 a.m. -- Andrea Chancellor with PSO says people will be without power for several days. It is a widespread outage with the hardest hit area in downtown/midtown Tulsa. They have crews out working but there is no estimate for when power will be restored. They are having a meeting a 9 a.m. to discuss the situation.  Is your power out?  Here's what PSO says you should do. (http://bit.ly/13Dm4TB)

6:16 a.m. -- PSO officials now say it will be a "days-long" restoration for the more than 88,000 customers without power in Oklahoma.

5:53 a.m. -- Leon Kragel with Tulsa Public Works says about 70 crews are working across the city clearing and assessing damage.

5:51 a.m. -- PSO outages: 82,674 in Tulsa County, 3,647 in Wagoner County, 608 in Osage County, 228 in Mayes County, 224 in Creek County and 153 in Rogers County.

5:26 a.m. -- Tulsa County outages approaching 82,000.

5:12 a.m. -- Wagoner County power outages reduced to 3,600 customers.

5:11 a.m. -- Tulsa police say they're about 30 minutes from getting caught up on backed up calls.

4:54 a.m. -- Tulsa International Airport reporting minimal damage, says flights shouldn't be impacted.

4:35 a.m. -- Tulsa County outages continue to climb. More than 78,000 customers in the dark. More than 5,500 without power in Wagoner County.

4:30 a.m. -- More than five inches of rain recorded in Tahlequah. Flash Flood Warning in effect until 7 a.m.

4:20 a.m. -- Tulsa County outages reach 73,000, according to PSO.

4:08 a.m. -- 76 mph wind gust at Tulsa International Airport occurring just before midnight the highest ever recorded at the facility, according to the National Weather Service Tulsa.

3:50 a.m. -- More info in Union 8th Grade Center fire: West side of building damaged, fire's out. Restoration expected to be completed in time for first day of classes August 19, according to school's communications director.

3:44 a.m -- More than 69,000 without power in Tulsa County. Approaching 100,000 statewide.

3:38 a.m. -- Town Creek Bridge near NSU washed out, will likely be closed until at least mid-morning. Will be assessed further in early morning hours.

3:35 a.m. -- Trees, power lines also reported down in Muskogee.

3:32 a.m. -- Several roads have experienced significant flooding in Tahlequah. 

3:04 a.m. -- 90,000+ people without power in Oklahoma.

2:59 a.m. -- Partial roof collapse at Main Street laundromat, trees down throughout city, per Sapulpa Police Department.

2:46 a.m. -- Center for Health Sciences, which houses medical school, forensic sciences and TPD's forensic lab lost a portion of roof. No water damage suspected. Campus to be closed Wednesday. Running on backup generator.

2:40 a.m. -- Union 8th Grade Center struck by lightning around midnight, fire started on roof. Put out briefly before flaring up again. Union officials on scene, damage expected to be significant.

2:33 a.m. -- Much of Broken Arrow in the dark, BA Emergency Management out assessing damage, according to BAPD.

2:27 a.m. -- TPD Capt. reporting debris all over town, prioritizing with Public Works on debris

removal.

2:13 a.m. -- Tulsa Police urging residents to stay home. Reporting backlog of 50 calls. 

2:11 a.m. -- Flash Flooding a concern in Tahlequah. One household voluntarily evacuated because of rising water.

2 a.m. -- Reports of heavy damage in Broken Arrow.

1:50 a.m. -- More than 65,000 outages reported between PSO and OG&E. 

1:47 a.m. -- Roof blown off one of the buildings at OSU Medical Center, 2NEWS photographer John Lewis reports.

1:37 a.m. -- Tulsa County showing more than 44,000 without power. Nearly 3,000 without power in surrounding counties. 

1:29 a.m. -- More storms still possible in coming hours, per 2NEWS meteorologist Taft Price.

1:28 a.m.--  2NEWS storm spotter Dennie Brison estimates 70-85 mph winds went through Checota.

1:27 a.m. -- Minor tree damage reported in Checota, Eufaula

1:22 a.m. -- 2NEWS meteorologist George Flickinger reports damage that of EF-0 tornado through Tulsa.

1:12 a.m. -- PSO reporting more than 40,000 without electricity in Tulsa.

1:10 a.m. -- Roof of Ron's Hamburgers in Skiatook blown off. Reports of limbs and power lines down across town but no injuries, according to Skiatook Fire Department. 

1:10 a.m. -- Union 8th Grade Center roof confirmed on fire, per 2NEWS anchor Russ McCaskey

1:08 a.m. -- Flash Flood Warning in effect for Haskell, Latimer, Le Flore County until 7 a.m.

1:07 a.m. -- Tornado Warning in effect for Latimer and Pittsburg County until 1:30 a.m.

1:06 a.m. -- Brookside Tulsa still in the dark surrounding our station.

12:53 a.m. -- More than 33,000 Tulsans without power. More than 1,000 in Osage, more than 800 in Wagoner County.

12:37 a.m. -- Fire out at Double Tree Hotel.

12:30 a.m. -- Flash Flood Warning in effect until 6:30 a.m.

12:28 a.m. -- Double Tree Hotel roof catches fire.

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