Oklahoma tornadoes: Several homes damaged by tornado, but no injuries in Edmond

A large portion of Edmond tornado damage was along Bryant Avenue between 15th and 33rd streets.
by Diana Baldwin Modified: May 19, 2013 at 11:08 pm •  Published: May 20, 2013

No injuries were reported in Edmond on Sunday afternoon when a tornado traveled through parts of the city. A large portion of the damage was between 15th and 33rd streets at Bryant Avenue. The heaviest damage was in the Thornbrooke Village housing addition.

“The tornado traveled northeast through Edmond from 33rd and Bryant, and crossed over Interstate 35,” said Jennifer Monroe, Edmond police spokeswoman.

Damage also was reported in The Territories, to the east of Thornbrooke. Parts of Edmond were without electricity Sunday night.

Police were closing off both housing additions to anyone without photo identification showing they are residents, Monroe said.

The damage started on the west side of Thornbrooke housing addition, off Bryant Avenue, where a brick wall, large trees and electrical poles were knocked over. Extensive roof damage was seen throughout the housing addition.

In the Hidden Valley housing addition, Herb Deaton reported a neighbor's twisted trampoline lodged atop a tree in his backyard.

A tree was also down in the front, and next to his property were uprooted cottonwoods with root balls taller than a teenager. The hole that the uprooting created was filled with water.

“I was just backing into my closet when it hit,” Deaton said.

Contributing: Staff Writer Lillie-Beth Brinkman


by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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