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Sapulpa hit by possible tornado, storms cause damage across Green Country

Sapulpa tornado
Posted at 12:45 AM, May 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-26 11:41:26-04

A round of severe storms caused significant damage across Green Country late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, including a possible tornado that hit Sapulpa.

The tornado warnings for Tulsa, Mayes, Rogers, Delaware and Wagoner counties issued by the National Weather Service Saturday night have expired.

2 Works for You reporters, storm chasers and viewers have reported significant storm damage around the area, including in Jenks, Sapulpa, among other areas around Green Country. Watch videos from storm damage in Sapulpa and Broken Arrow in the video player above.

PHOTOS: Storm damage from around the area Saturday night

Possible tornado in Sapulpa

The Sapulpa Police Department posted this message on Facebook:

As you all know, Sapulpa has been hit by a tornado. We have all available officers and firefighters reporting for duty for damage assessment and locating any possible victims.

Our officers have noticed an increase in traffic on the streets by people looking at storm damage. Please stay off the streets. There are downed power lines and trees all over town. Additionally we have received reports of ruptured gas lines and water main breaks. It is dangerous to be out at this time and it causes emergency personnel more issues.

Check on your neighbors, family and friends and make sure everyone is safe. If you need medical assistance or any other emergency services please call 911.

We will give additional updates as warranted.

Power outages:

As of 10:41 a.m., over 21,000 people are without power across Oklahoma, including the following outages, according to PowerOutage.us:

ProviderCustomers TrackedCustomers Out
Alfalfa Electric Cooperative17,0560
Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative3,3180
Canadian Valley Electric6,505619
Central Electric Cooperative4,286311
Choctaw Electric Cooperative4,0330
Cimarron Electric Cooperative16,01611
CKenergy Electric Cooperative12,236156
Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative2,7060
Cotton Electric Cooperative4,1920
Harmon Electric Association3370
Indian Electric Cooperative20,79114
Kay Electric Cooperative2,56554
Kiamichi Electric Cooperative20,9580
Lake Region Electric Cooperative7,067159
Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative36,907209
Northfork Electric Cooperative3,0800
Northwestern Electric Cooperative11,1481
OG&E Energy Corp.274,19815,842
Oklahoma Electric Cooperative14,4760
Ozarks Electric Cooperative11,9810
People's Electric Cooperative14,2700
Public Service Company of Oklahoma543,27024,483
Red River Valley REA5,6250
Rural Electric Cooperative4,97911
Southeastern Electric Cooperative3,9350
Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative2230
Southwest Rural Electric Association4,3800
Tri-County Electric Cooperative20,6811
Verdigris Valley Electric Cooperative10,14052

Damage reports

Reports of damage around the area include:

-These are some of the knocked power lines from 81st to 101st Street in Broken Arrow, which remain hanging by wires on top of homes. PSO crews say it could be difficult to get behind homes to replace 80’ tall poles. Please be patient.
-Clean up and electricity restoration begins in Broken Arrow where PSO crews are fixing power lines and power poles that were damaged in early morning storms. This is on Jackson Pl near 81st
-Power lines are down across Washington between Pine and Hickory. PSO is on scene and advised the roadway will be closed while repairs are being made. PSO is estimating that this could take the rest of the weekend. Drivers are requested to take alternate routes between Elm and Aspen on Washington. Barricades are present.
-Road closure at 500 E New Orleans. New Orleans between First Street And 9th Street Is closed due to a tree down. The tree is on power lines and cannot be removed until PSO arrives. PSO is not on scene yet.
-Collapsed building near 10 North Water
-In Sapulpa, the area around Cleveland & Apple Streets has a lot of trees & limbs down. Some are on homes.
-Trees down and windows apparently smashed out at Sapulpa Middle School
-The Creek Turnpike is currently closed both eastbound and westbound near the Jenks toll plaza due to downed power lines caused by tornado damage, according to OHP.
-A power line is partially knocked down in Jenks, just south of 121st Street on South Elm. Right behind the Casey's general store.

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