Less than two weeks after deadly tornadoes ravaged Moore and south Oklahoma City, Oklahomans are once again counting their dead and wounded.
Eleven people were killed in Friday night's tornadoes and ensuing flash floods and another 104 were injured.
Tens of thousands of people found themselves sitting in the dark, wondering if power would be restored before their food spoiled.
Downtown Oklahoma City was a mess of flooded basements.
Residents of the Crutcho area of south Oklahoma City woke up to stormwaters climbing up the sides of their homes. Water rescue teams evacuated about 100 residences.
Deaths came in the tornado and its watery aftermath.
The state medical examiner confirmed nine fatalities from the tornadoes, two children and seven adults. Two other storm-related fatalities were reported by law enforcement.
James C. Talbert died after he drove his vehicle off a washed out bridge at E Hefner and N Dobbs Road in eastern Oklahoma County early Saturday morning, the Oklahoma County sheriff's office reported.
And the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported that Dorenia Akins, 69, of Clearview drowned Saturday morning after driving into the high rushing waters of flooded Alabama Creek, south of Clearview on an Okfuskee County road.
More flooding deaths were feared. A rescue team from the Oklahoma City Fire Department was searching the Oklahoma River Saturday for several members of a family that took refuge in a drainage ditch and may have been swept into the river. The body of a 4-year-old from that family was recovered, but it was unclear Saturday whether his death was included in the count provided by the medical examiner's office.
Power outages continued to be widespread, with OG&E reporting more than 53,000 residents were still without power at 8 p.m. Cox at one point reported 46,000 customers without telephone service.
Kathleen O'Shea, spokeswoman for OG&E, said efforts to restore power were more difficult than normal after a tornado because the current outages are scattered over a wide geographical area and flooding is hindering access in some areas.
“This is more like an ice storm,” she said of the complexity of the challenge. “This one is going to take us a little longer to get an assessment.”
O'Shea said OG&E sent two helicopters up Saturday to survey damage and assist in developing a plan of attack.
Workers had to pump water out of underground electrical equipment vaults in downtown Oklahoma City, she said.
The devastation caused by Friday night's tornadoes became clearer by daylight Saturday.
Canadian County Sheriff Randall Edwards said he took a helicopter ride Saturday morning to survey the damage and estimated 150 structures were badly damaged.
“That number could rise,” he said. “And those were mostly houses that got hit.”
The sheriff said first responders are continuing to look for survivors who may be trapped under debris.
“We've got debris everywhere,” Edwards said. “We're going to keep looking until we determine nobody else is missing.”
Residents caught up in the storm told stories of survival.
David Stottlemyre, 31, of Yukon said he and two co-workers at an oil field equipment repair shop were working in a metal shop close to the Canadian Valley Technology Center's El Reno campus when wind and tornado debris started whistling through their building.
He said they ran to a nearby steel building that was a little more substantial, where they huddled together as the tornado picked the building up and “moved it around a little bit” before setting it back down.
“Disneyland or one of those amusement parks needs to find a way to make that a ride,” he said.
Stottlemyre said the shop they had fled was reduced to rubble.
Some of the worst tornado damage Friday was at the nearby Canadian Valley Technology Center's El Reno campus. All four main buildings were heavily damaged and no longer usable. Cars, lights and trees in the parking lot in front of the school also were destroyed.
Fallin to visit
Gov. Mary Fallin announced she plans to visit the El Reno technology center at 9 a.m. Sunday to visit with first responders.
In Oklahoma City, flooding continued to be a problem Saturday afternoon. Numerous roads remained closed, and a road collapsed near SW 29 and Sara Road, a city spokeswoman said.
Will Rogers World Airport sustained some water damage to a corner of the roof in the ticket lobby area.
Hangar damage was reported.
Spokeswoman Karen Carney said a commercial aircraft got blown into a jet bridge. There were numerous flight cancellations as aircraft couldn't get in after the storm.
Oklahoma City University reported water damage on campus, but no structural damage to the university's buildings. An earlier report of a partial roof collapse was incorrect.
The Oklahoma City Zoo was late in opening Saturday after a red wolf was discovered missing from its containment area, which had a broken fence. It was found near the zoo's cafe.
The Oklahoma City area can expect a break from the rain for the next few days, the National Weather Service said, but more rain was a possibility by midweek.
Contributing: Staff Writers Andrew Knittle, Nolan Clay, Bryan Painter, Bryan Dean, Brianna Bailey, Juliana Keeping and Silas Allen