UPDATE: Cleveland County residents clean up after intense storm


CLEVELAND COUNTY – Following some overnight rainfall in the metro, quickly turned more intense in Cleveland County.

Residents and business owners have had to clean up quite a mess leftover from the storm.

Many people gathered together to lend a helping hand with storm cleanup in Cleveland County.

Debris and scrap metal could be seen scattered along Highway 77 between Noble and Slaughterville.
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“That aluminum was just all over,” said Beggs.

Hazel Beggs was awakened by the violent sounds from Mother Nature overnight.

“I thought I heard something, it sounded like dishes breaking, so I got up and got my flashlight and went around the house, you know, to see,” said Beggs.

Luckily, Beggs’ home suffered minor damage; her granddaughter came over to help her with cleanup efforts.

“The tree has fallen on the roof,” said Sullivan.

Along with a damaged swing set, downed branches and a broken well house.

Just across the way from Hazel’s house, a business suffered storm damage too, nearly $50,000.00 worth.

“This is the second time this year this has happened to us,” said Wright.

Vance Wright is the owner of Better Barns, a company that builds steel and wood outbuildings, car ports and other portable structures.

He said nearly six units were demolished by the storm, leaving his crew to clean up the mess.

“There’s really not a lot you can do. When you put up a structure and it gets hit, there’s not a lot you can do,” said Wright.

As much of a headache picking up after a storm can be, both Wright and Hazel are just glad no one was hurt.

Both Hazel and the Better Barns business have insurance and hope that helps cover some of the damage costs.