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Cleanup underway after violent Sapulpa storm

Posted at 12:02 PM, May 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-26 13:02:53-04

After a violent storm tore through Sapulpa last night, cleanup began as soon as the sun rose.

For many it may be a long road ahead, but the community is coming together to recover.

The damage in Sapulpa varied block by block, but all signs of a very powerful storm.

Sapulpa neighbors waking up twice, once to the tornado sirens and the storm itself, and again to the damage left behind.

A building, entirely flattened off its foundation, metal ripped off roofs, and trees completely uprooted.

As the neighbors walked outside to take a look at the damage, some got to work right away.

Ron Wood, a Sapulpa native, tells us “6 feet of snow - that’s dramatic, you know, tornadoes is just a super heavy duty thunderstorm. But as long as no one gets killed and nobody gets injured, we keep on going.”

Telephone poles were thrown all over- signs that power might not be restored anytime soon.

But as Oklahomans do, neighbors banded together, doing what they can for now, thankful that they’re all OK.

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