Severe weather hits midtown Tulsa

TULSA -- Clean up is underway at a midtown restaurant after it was hit by strong winds during Wednesday night's storms. 

 

Plans of wood, shingles and other debris swept across Phat Philly's parking lot, which was caused by straight-line winds just after 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

 

The restaurant will be closed Thursday. Employees on Thursday morning were seen cleaning up debris.

 

The owner of the restaurant said there's significant damage to the exterior of the restaurant. They said there are possible leaks in the rood, mechanical issues and damage from a billboard which collapsed onto the side of the building. 

 

Luckily, there was little damage inside.

 

There were a handful of employees who were working to close for the night Wednesday when the restaurant was hit. No one was hurt. 

 

"A little bit shaken up, not too bad," said owner Jason Smith. "Like I said, when they called, they didn’t know that this debris was out here or any of this stuff, they just thought the building got hit with lightning. So once we got here they came outside, and it was dark out, but we started looking around and they were like, 'oh my goodness.'"

 

The owners said the have no idea where the wood debris came from, but it could be from related storm damage nearby. 

 

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