A cluster of storms pelted Oklahoma City with hail Friday, flooding shut down a section of Interstate 235 and small patches of the city lost power throughout the evening.
Elsewhere in Oklahoma, a storm took out trees and power lines and damaged roofs and structures in Anadarko, about 50 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, Caddo County dispatcher Linda Harrison said.
It's not yet clear whether a tornado touched down in Anadarko, said Rick Smith, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Norman.
“The radar indications were not strong that there was a tornado, but it's not out of the question,” he said. Smith said the weather service will determine Saturday whether or not there was a tornado.
In Anadarko, winds tore away siding from the Southern Plains Indian Museum, and whipped debris into the streets, said Jeff Cooper, captain with Anadarko Fire/EMS.
Cooper spotted a couch in the yard of the museum though the closest home was over 100 yards away.
One man was treated for lacerations after the storm, Cooper said.
The storms began near the Texas border midafternoon Friday but moved into central Oklahoma by about 9 p.m. before moving south-southeast, Smith said. About 415 residents in the town of Arnett near the Texas state line, population 524, lost power, according to Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co.
The weather service received sporadic reports of hail throughout the day from a cluster of storms moving across the state, but the hail fell hard on the Oklahoma City metro area, and in drifts in some areas. The hail ranged in size from BB pellet to golf ball, Smith said.
Oklahoma City police Lt. Arthur Gregory said the department shut down I-235 between NW 36 and NW 50 about 9 p.m. because of flooding. It was reopened by about 10 p.m., Gregory said.
Gregory reported no major accidents as of about 10:30 p.m.
There were also no transports required as a result of the hailstorm, Emergency Medical Services Authority spokeswoman Lara O'Leary said Friday evening.
That was surprising, O'Leary said, since reports of golf ball-size hail came in. Hail that size can batter people and also vehicles' windshields, causing car accidents.
Small power outages were reported in north Oklahoma City and Bethany. At one point, more than 400 people briefly lost power on the east side of Oklahoma City, according to OG&E.