UPDATE: Pop-up thunderstorm injures three people at State Fair
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — A pop up thunderstorm left three people hurt at the Oklahoma State Fair Tuesday night.
The storm blew down booths, dumped buckets of rain on fairgoers, and left a huge mess to clean up. Two people were hurt from a flying tent, and one person was hit by a tree limb. All were taken to nearby hospitals and expected to be okay.
“You see people running, it was like zombie weather out here, and you see people just freaking out, you can’t even see where you are running,” said one fair goer.
The rain forced the closure of rides and destroyed thousands of dollars in fair merchandise. Some people did take it in a stride, though, “With the fair, you know it’s expected to rain. so we knew. It was bound to happen, one day,” said fairgoer Darla Woodall.
All were transported to the hospital by EMSA in good condition.