Blog: Severe weather moved across much of Oklahoma Saturday night
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) The 4Warn Storm team tracked the severe weather in Oklahoma on Saturday night.
The following is a real-time blog during inclement weather coverage.
10:17 p.m. There are power lines near NE 36th and Luther Road. Please avoid the area.
OG&E reports that more than 3,500 customers are affected.
10:10 p.m. I-40 in both directions into Canadian Co. at Mile 119 is now reopened.
9:03 p.m. A tornado warning is in effect for Marlow, Rush Springs and Bray until 9:45 p.m.
8:57 p.m.. A tornado warning for Marlow
8:43 p.m. A tornado warning is in effect for Lawton, Elgin and Central High, Okla., until 9 p.m.
8:31 p.m. A tornado warning was issued for eastern Comanche County and northwest Stephens County.
8:16 p.m. A tornado warning was issued for Oklahoma, Pottawatomie and Lincoln counties.
8:13 p.m.. Mike Morgan reports that it appeared on radar that a small tornado may have hit Tinker around 7:49 p.m.
8:07 p.m. A tornado warning remains in effect for Midwest City, Choctaw and Harrah until 8:15 p.m.
7:47 p.m. Severe storms continue to move through parts of the metro area and present the potential for large hail, strong winds and heavy rain. A few of the storms could also produce a tornado, according to the National Weather Service’s Norman office.
7:43 p.m. Bridgecreek and Newcastle should be very attentive to the situation.
7:39 p.m. The tornado warning has been extended and will now extend to eastern Oklahoma County.
7:38 p.m.. Residents of North Moore should be aware that the storm is intensifying again.
Here’s what you should do in a tornado warning:
What to do if a tornado warning is issued:
- Find Shelter Indoors: A basement, underground shelter, or certified safe are your best options. If you don’t have access to it, go to a closet or small interior room for shelter.
- Cover yourself with a mattress or thick blankets and stay away from windows.
- If there is no shelter, go to the lowest level of the building and enter the innermost hallway or windowless room.
- People in apartments must go to an apartment on the lowest level of their building and go to an interior room without windows.
- Use helmets, goggles and make sure you have thick-soled shoes. You can also stock your safe area with bottled water and a coat or jacket for each person.
- Do not take refuge in a prefabricated house.
If you are on the road when a tornado warning is issued:
- 3 days water supply (one gallon per person, per day)
- All current prescription medications (oxygen tank for those who need it)
- First aid kit (make sure you have antiseptic cleansers)
- Foods that won’t spoil and a can opener
- Garbage bag
- Battery operated weather radio, extra batteries
- Flash light
- One change of clothes and shoes per person
- One blanket or sleeping bag per person
- Extra set of car keys
- Cash or credit card
- Special items for babies, the elderly or disabled family members and pets
- Written instructions on how to turn off electricity, gas and water
- Make copies of your important documents and papers
- Whistle for help
- Dust mask for each family member
- Miscellaneous tools: spanner, pliers, screwdriver, hammer
7:35 p.m. A flood advisory is in effect for Stillwater due to heavy rain. The National Weather Service tells community members to remember to “Turn around, don’t drown!”
7:31 p.m. A tornado warning is still in effect for Oklahoma County.
7:13 p.m.– People in the path of these storms should take your tornado precautions.
7:03 p.m. A tornado warning has been issued for the Tuttle, Mustang, southwest Oklahoma City area through
7 p.m. A tornado warning was issued for the Stillwater area until 7:45 a.m.
6:56 p.m.. Calm water should be prepared for large hail and strong winds
6:49 p.m.. Hail reported at Minco
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6:38 p.m. I-40 in both directions into Canadian Co. at Mile 119 is closed due to an accident. No word if it comes to the weather.
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