Multiple tornadoes and heavy winds leave thousands without power

Multiple tornadoes and heavy winds leave thousands without power

Severe weather hit Oklahoma again on Monday, bringing dangerously high winds, hail and even tornadoes.

Multiple tornadoes and storms caused significant damage across the state, with the largest tornado hitting the town of Barnsdall in northeastern Oklahoma, causing significant damage there, and then in Bartlesville, where it struck minutes later.

The city of Bartlesville posted an update on social media, saying only minor injuries were reported, but multiple roads were closed due to downed trees and debris.

Osage County authorities confirmed one person was killed after the tornadic storm hit Barnsdall on Monday.

Severe storms moved across the western portion of the News 9 viewing area throughout the afternoon and evening before taking a tornadic turn late Monday night as the storms moved through Moore and southeastern parts of Oklahoma City. The reported tornado was accompanied by damaging straight-line winds.

OG&E has reported that numerous customers are without power. As of 1 a.m. Tuesday, about 28,000 people are without power, and about 11,000 of those customers are in the city of Moore.

Severe Weather Warnings for Oklahoma Counties:

  1. Tornado Watch for Hughes County until 5am.
  2. Flash Flood Warning for Pottawatomie and Seminole County until 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.
  3. Flash Flood Warning for Blaine, Canadian, Custer, Kingfisher, Logan, Noble and Payne Counties until 2:15 a.m. Tuesday.
  4. Tornado Watch for Hughes and Love County until 5am

Storms approached the Oklahoma City metro late Monday afternoon, and during this time frame the low-level aircraft will really come into action.

A large tornado struck the northeastern Oklahoma city of Barnsdall on Monday evening, one of several severe storms that tore through the state throughout the day.

That storm caused significant damage to much of the Osage County city, killing one person.

News On 6’s Chloe Abbott is on scene where homes have been severely damaged with roofs removed and power lines down.

A neighborhood near 3rd and Chestnut has damage with debris everywhere.

It is unclear whether any injuries were caused by the storm.

Barnsdall Storm Damage - May 6, 2024Image provided by: Griffin Media

Barnsdall damage May 6, 2024Image provided by: Griffin Media

Barnsdall Storm Damage - May 6, 2024Image provided by: Griffin Media

Debris and emergency vehicles were present as storm trackers moved through the city Monday evening.

Our tracker, Brandon Welles, assisted first responders with downed power lines in Barnsdall.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said if you are looking for loved ones in Barnsdall, go to Gilbert’s field house.

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