‘Heat burst’ damages parts of Woodward

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WOODWARD, OK – Late night thunderstorms unleashed strong winds in what officials believe was a “heat burst” on an area already devastated earlier this year by tornadoes.

Shortly after 10 pm last night, the national weather service reported more than 70 mile per hour wind gusts blew through Woodward and Ellis Counties.

Thankfully, no injuries were reported.

A picture was sent in by the Woodward County Emergency Management director.

It shows what’s left of the Emergency Management Command Post in Woodward that was set-up after that deadly tornado struck Woodward on April 15th

Officials say several homes and businesses, including the Woodward Dairy Queen were damaged when nearby thunderstorms collapsed creating what’s known as a “heat burst.”

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