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Powerful winds cause damage in Henryetta

Posted at 10:01 PM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 23:36:20-04

HENRYETTA, Okla. -- Powerful winds, estimated up to 80 miles per hour, whipped through Henryetta early Monday morning causing damage around the small town.

"All off a sudden our house started shaking and it sounded like a train," said Raylyn Morrison, whose property was damaged from the storms.

Huge trees were uprooted, and car ports were twisted all over Henryetta, which was once again hit overnight by storms.

"The roof is completely gone, inside the shop, too, the shop’s on the other side and you can see the roof is completely gone," said Morrison.

The roof of Raylyn Morrison's barn was found hundreds of feet away, mangled in trees. One of her horses was scratched up during the storm, but everyone is okay.

"It was just shaking, I thought it was over, we didn’t know where to go because we didn’t get a warning," said Morrison.

Raylyn’s parents, who live next door, had a trampoline on their property with stakes holding into the ground, but after last night’s storms the trampoline traveled and is now stuck in their tree.

"It felt like an hour, it felt like forever," said Morrison.

The Henryetta High School softball team left this morning for the slow pitch state tournament, when they noticed their press box leaning face down against their fence.

"If this was two weeks ago when we were hosting our district championship here it would have been an issue for sure," said Ryan Swallow, Head Coach of the softball team.

They're planning on moving the press box behind home plate for next year's season.

"Kind of works out because we are planning on putting up a new metal fence soon as our season’s over, which is today," said Swallow.

Henryetta was under a severe thunderstorm watch starting at 10 Sunday night, but a warning was never issued.

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