Overnight storms hit Cherokee County

Posted at 6:09 AM, May 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 19:15:15-04

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Okla. – Due to rough overnight thunderstorms, the emergency operations center was activated Wednesday night.

According to the Cherokee County Emergency Manager, the late night storms caused significant wind damage at the Snake Creek Marina, disconnecting boats there.

The Cookson Fire Dept. was engaged in a water rescue on Blue Top Road near a local Dollar Store due to standing water. No injuries were reported in the incident.

Three people were inside an RV that was flipped. One person broke their arm; other minor injuries were reported as well.

Emergency management spoke with the National Weather Service about the wind damage and as of Thursday morning, they believe the cause is due to straight line winds that moved through the area.

Chief Meteorologist Brett Anthony estimates that around seven inches of rain fell in Cherokee County, as per the Storm Shield radar.