Strong storms blamed for multiple deaths

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NOWATA, Okla.– While the cold front brought a welcome change in temperature, it also caused severe storms to pass over northeastern Oklahoma.

We’ve learned a 70-year-old man has died on the Will Rogers Turnpike near Miami after a sudden burst of wind hit his semi’s trailer, causing it to flip and land on a cement barrier.

In Nowata, three people were killed after strong winds overturned their mobile home.

Family members say the victims include a 4-month-old girl and her great-grandparents.

Officials say heavy rain, strong winds and even a large dust cloud were to blame for the damages.

Sam Mensch said, “Windows blew out, we hit the floor and covered up behind the couch. It was just stuff flying through there and jerked the roof off the house. Tore the barn up, the trees and everything else.”

Thousands of folks remain without power as crews continue to repair snapped power lines.