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Trees snapped, signs blown off and power out in Wagoner County after overnight storms

Posted at 7:11 AM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 08:13:35-04

WAGONER COUNTY, Okla. — Some residents in Wagoner County are waking up to storm damage after last night's high winds.

Several trees and power poles were down in some neighborhoods.

On Highway 69, the Phillips 66 sign blew off at the gas station. One of the workers said he was standing outside when the winds started to pick up and told everyone to take cover.

"I looked up at the sign and it was going back and forth, and it flew off. Then once it hit the ground, I yelled for everybody to get inside and took them to the cooler," said Bo Luke.

No reports of injuries have been reported.

According to Wagoner County Emergency Management officials, so far the damage follows a path and is not widespread. They have contacted the National Weather Service to help assist in assessment.

County officials activated a team before the storm hit and will be out in the area again in the morning when the light is out to continue assessing the damage.

Wagoner, Coweta and Porter have seen the most damage in the county.

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