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No tornado-related deaths or injuries reported outside Oklahoma City metro area

Outlying counties lost power and reported homes damaged and destroyed, but no deaths or injuries from Monday's storms.
BY JERRY PITTMAN Modified: May 11, 2010 at 7:11 pm •  Published: May 11, 2010

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 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.

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