Severe storms in Oklahoma knock out electricity for at least 50,000
When severe weather swept through Oklahoma on Sunday night, it knocked out electricity for thousands of residents throughout the state.
As of Sunday night at 10 p.m., 22,962 customers of Oklahoma Gas and Electric were without electricity. More than 54,000 individuals across the state were reportedly without electricity.
As of 9:35 p.m., there were 5,670 customers in Comanche County, 1,785 customers in Kiowa County, 1,903 customers in Washita County, 2,777 customers in Caddo County, 1,036 consumers in Blaine County, and hundreds in Roger Mills County, Beckham County, and Greer County without electricity.
By 9:35 p.m. on the night the storms reached the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, 9,640 Canadian County customers, 9,429 Cleveland County customers, and 3,102 McClain County customers were without electricity.
A large number of people in Grant, Stephens, Cotton, Bryan, and McCurtain counties also lost electricity.
As the storms proceeded east across Oklahoma, there were many reports of fallen powerlines across the state.
OG&E has said that the usage of bucket trucks is not possible during high winds due to the increased danger it poses to personnel.