The heaviest damage from Monday's tornadoes was in counties in or near the Oklahoma City metro area, but residents of several other Oklahoma counties found themselves running for cover on Monday and without power today. No injuries or deaths were reported in any of the outlying counties where tornadoes were spotted or touched down.
ALFALFA, GRANT, KAY
Alfalfa Electric Cooperative in Cherokee reported 500 outages caused by up to 80 poles blown down, mainly in Alfalfa and Grant counties. Kay Electric Cooperative in Blackwell reported 328 customers without power, mainly in Grant and Kay counties, caused by 200 or more power poles knocked down.
Western Farmers Electric Cooperative of Anadarko reported substations out of service — in Pink, Moore, Shawnee, Hazel Dell, West Red Hill, Meeker, Garden Grove, Scissortail, Prague, Chernicky, Paradigm and Liberty. The WFEC microwave tower near Pink was destroyed, and OG&E's transmission line was lying on top of that structure. WFEC reported that the Moore substation should be back on by late tonight, and a possibility that the Liberty substation could be returned to service overnight as well.
Emergency Managements Services officials were busy today assessing damage caused by a tornado that hit Monday evening near Cox City in far southeastern Grady County.
"We had six homes that received light to minor damage and had one mobile home that was destroyed," said Dale Thompson, Grady County Emergency
Management director. "I would guess about $200,000 in damages total but that could go up as more details come in."
Thompson said several large barns and outbuildings were destroyed and several campers and boats were damaged.
Sheriff Charlie Hangar reported two homes and one barn damaged or destroyed. He said Paradise Casino at Red Rock sustained undetermined damages and one tractor-trailer was overturned in the casino parking lot. No one answered phone calls at the casino this afternoon. Central Rural Electric Cooperative, Stillwater, reported 14 customers without power in Noble County.
Five homes were destroyed damaged, according to a state Office of Emergency Management news release. SH48 from Coleman to Kenefic in Ardmore was expected to remain closed until about 7 p.m. today.