Tulsa City leaders tour tornado damage Thursday

Posted at 6:17 PM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-31 19:18:22-04

TULSA - Wednesday's tornadoes forced road closures and shut down four Tulsa Public Schools.

Shingles torn off rooftops, storefronts shattered, and Beauty Town doesn't exactly live up to its name in the wake of an Oklahoma twister.

Already, work is underway to rebuild the damage caused by Wednesday's storms. From the utilities who were hard at work to neighbors.

Mayor Dewey Bartlett, city councilors the state insurance commissioner declared their support for Tulsa's tornado victims.

Thursday's priorities, clear the streets, restore power, and get stoplights working again. All city departments could be seen Thursday, but the Mayor warned people not to rush in to help until power lines have been cleared.

"Telephone poles are still damaged so they can fall. So let's just stay out of the way and let everybody get back to normal and get things fixed."

City officials say it will take time, but by working together, life will return to normal in hard-bit neighborhoods.   

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