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

Posted: 12:45 AM, May 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-26 15:41:26Z
Sapulpa tornado

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 Cooperative 17,0560
Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative 3,3180
Canadian Valley Electric 6,505619
Central Electric Cooperative 4,286311
Choctaw Electric Cooperative 4,0330
Cimarron Electric Cooperative 16,01611
CKenergy Electric Cooperative 12,236156
Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative 2,7060
Cotton Electric Cooperative 4,1920
Harmon Electric Association 3370
Indian Electric Cooperative 20,79114
Kay Electric Cooperative 2,56554
Kiamichi Electric Cooperative 20,9580
Lake Region Electric Cooperative 7,067159
Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative 36,907209
Northfork Electric Cooperative 3,0800
Northwestern Electric Cooperative 11,1481
OG&E Energy Corp. 274,19815,842
Oklahoma Electric Cooperative 14,4760
Ozarks Electric Cooperative 11,9810
People's Electric Cooperative 14,2700
Public Service Company of Oklahoma 543,27024,483
Red River Valley REA 5,6250
Rural Electric Cooperative 4,97911
Southeastern Electric Cooperative 3,9350
Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative 2230
Southwest Rural Electric Association 4,3800
Tri-County Electric Cooperative 20,6811
Verdigris Valley Electric Cooperative 10,14052

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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