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Northeast Oklahoma storms – 4 Dead

 

Northeast Oklahoma was ravaged by severe thunderstorms and wind guests that left at least four people dead. There was a massive power outage and grass fire. Three people were killed in a mobile home in Nowata County and a truck driver died in Ottawa County according to a statement issued by Nowata County Sheriff’s Office.

Though the identity of the victims have not been released, there is confirmation that two are adults and one a is a child. The highway was also shut for many hours. The director for  communication for Miami city, Amanda Davis said that the wind speed was 64 miles per hour and the city officials were busy clearing emergency routes and roadways.  There were several thunderstorms , warning sounded all over the area.  Everywhere, there were debris, trees being knocked down and several building damaged and dust particles flying through the air.

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At 6 p.m., American Electric Power-Public Service Company of Oklahoma reported more than 21,000 customers were affected, with no power .  Though power has been restored, it would be restored to all by 4 pm Saturday (September 8,2012), the statement said.

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