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Wind causes problems for thousands


You probably heard the wind howling Wednesday night and into Thursday afternoon. It caused problems for thousands, many left picking up Thursday.

 A clanking tin shed still blows in the wind after it was tossed it across Amanda King’s yard like an umbrella.

“I looked out, and I saw the shed almost over the fence,” said King. “High winds, yeah you get that a lot here, but not this. I wasn’t expecting this.”

Thanks to some trees and a fence the building stopped on its side before causing more damage.

With wind blowing well into the afternoon, she wasn’t the only one dealing with the gusty weather.

Power lines across the city snapped in the wind causing fires to spark in trees. Fire fighters rushed to the scene worried the wind could spread the flames.

“When I woke up, I could see the whole back of the house was bright red like the whole house was on fire, and we found out it was the main line down in the trees,” said Sharron Kirkwood.

 The wind blew her power out as well as more than 2,000 others in the metro area.

OG&E is still working to restore power in some areas. To see an update on the outages, click here.