Apparent tornado leaves destruction in Tulsa; 13 injured
OKLAHOMA CITY | An apparent tornado near midtown Tulsa early Sunday
injured more than a dozen people, knocked out power to thousands of customers, heavily damaged businesses and blew debris through the streets, leaving a “Pet Smart” sign suspended around power lines.
No deaths were reported following the storm that struck shortly after 1 a.m., according to city of Tulsa spokeswoman Kim Meloy.
She said at least 13 people were taken to hospitals in undisclosed condition.
An ambulance service spokeswoman did not immediately return a phone call for comment about the injured.
Some of the damaged power poles leaned precariously over roadways,
with power lines dangling to the ground, and forced the closing of Interstate 244 for about two hours immediately after the storm.
More than 11,000 customers were without power at one point. More than 3,600 remained without electricity late Sunday morning, according to Public Service Company of Oklahoma.