City of Claremore regrouping after Thursday evening storm that left hospital without power

Posted at 4:12 AM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 06:57:48-04

CLAREMORE, Okla. - The aftermath of overnight storms from Thursday continued to linger in Claremore on Friday morning.

Residents are starting to cleanup after strong winds swept through the town, completely removed the roof of a local Braum’s fast food restaurant.

The damaging storms also left the Hillcrest Hospital in Claremore without power. Eight patients were forced to be transported to the hospital’s location in Tulsa due to flooding issues.

After working through the night, the hospital’s power was restored. Emergency crews said they worked through the night, but getting around to answer calls was a challenge.

There have been reports of injuries but we are still gathering more details, check back here for updates.


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