Another weekend of tornadoes and power outages in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Gas and Electric was down to about 1,900 customers without power Monday morning following the Sunday round of another 6 or 7 tornadoes in the state.
The heaviest outages were near Helena in northern Oklahoma and in the Village in Oklahoma City.
One storm was in the Oklahoma City metro area where a night-time tornado touched down near El Reno and proceeded east toward Yukon. The 6 or 7 tornadoes add to the 75 reported already for 2024 and 19 for the month of May. So it makes about 25 or 26 tornadoes in May so far.
Oklahoma City released a list of damaged areas.

The following damage was reported after severe storms and a tornado passed through Oklahoma City on May 19.

  • NW 10 Street and Cimarron Road
    • One home destroyed.
    • One home damaged.
    • Power lines down.
    • Debris strewn across fields.
  • C. E. Page Airport
    • Minor damage to the fence line.
    • Damage to two small structures.
  • Multiple power lines down citywide.
  • Multiple flooded intersections.

Fire Calls

  • House fire at 5501 Sherman Dr., assumed to be due to a lightning strike.
  • People stuck in shelters in four locations.
  • Lightning strike, 1408 S MacArthur Blvd.

Bethany firefighters responded to a tank battery fire near NW 30th and Rockwell Avenue. They were unsure whether it was caused by lightning. No injuries were reported.

The Oklahoma Mesonet suggests there is a potential for more severe weather for the next three days.
At least the storms brought more rainfall to areas of the state that needed it.