OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) The 4Warn Storm Team tracked severe weather in Oklahoma Saturday night.
The following is a realtime blog during the severe weather coverage.
10:17 p.m. There are power lines down near NE 36th and Luther Road. Please avoid the area.
OG&E reports more than 3,500 customers are impacted.
10:10 p.m. I-40 in both directions in Canadian Co. at mile marker 119 is now reopened.
9:03 p.m. A Tornado Warning is in effect for Marlow, Rush Springs and Bray until 9:45 p.m.
8:57 p.m. A Tornado Warning for Marlow
8:43 p.m. A Tornado Warning is in effect in Lawton, Elgin, and Central High, Okla., until 9 p.m.
8:31 p.m. A Tornado Warning has been issued for Eastern Comanche County and Northwest Stephens County.
8:16 p.m. A Tornado Warning has been issued for Oklahoma, Pottawatomie, and Lincoln counties.
8:13 p.m. Mike Morgan reports it appeared on radar that a small tornado could have touched down over Tinker around 7:49 p.m.
8:07 p.m. A Tornado Warning remains in effect for Midwest City, Choctaw and Harrah until 8:15 p.m.
7:47 p.m. Severe storms continue continue moving across parts of the metro area and are packing potential for large hail, strong winds and heavy rain. A few of the storms could also produce a tornado, according to the National Weather Service’s Norman office.
7.43 p.m. Bridgecreek and Newcastle should be paying close attention to the situation.
7.39 p.m. The tornado warning has been extended and will now stretch to Eastern Oklahoma County.
7.38 p.m. Folks in North Moore should be aware the storm is ramping up again.
Here is what you need to do in a Tornado Warning:
What you need to do if a Tornado Warning is issued:
- Find shelter inside: A basement, underground shelter or certified safe-room are your best options. If you do not have access to those go to a closet or small interior room as shelter.
- Cover yourself with a mattress or heavy blankets and stay away from windows.
- If there’s no shelter, get to the lowest level of the building and get into the interior-most hallway or room without windows.
- People in apartments should get to an apartment on the lowest level of their building and get to an interior, window-less room.
- Use helmets, goggles and make sure to have heavy-soled shoes. You may also want to stock your safe area with bottled water and a coat or jacket for each person.
- Do not take shelter in a manufactured home.
If you are on the road when a Tornado Warning is issued:
- 3 day supply of water (one gallon per person, per day)
- All current prescription medications (oxygen tank for those who need it)
- First aid kit (make sure you have antiseptic cleansers)
- Food that won’t spoil, and a can opener
- Trash bags
- Battery-powered weather radio, extra batteries
- One change of clothes and footwear per person
- One blanket or sleeping bag per person
- Extra set of car keys
- Cash or credit card
- Special items for infant, elderly or disabled family members and pets
- Written instructions on how to turn off electricity, gas and water
- Make copies of your important documents and papers
- Cell phone
- Whistle to signal for help
- Dust mask for each family member
- Miscellaneous tools: wrench, pliers, screw drivers, hammer
7:35 p.m. A flood advisory is in effect in Stillwater due to heavy rain. National Weather Services tells community members to remember to “turn around, not drown!”
7:31 p.m. A tornado warning is still in effect in Oklahoma County.
7:13 p.m.– People in the path of these storms should take your tornado precautions.
7:03 p.m. A tornado warning has been issued for the Tuttle, Mustang, southwestern Oklahoma City area until
7 p.m. A tornado warning has been issued for the Stillwater area until 7:45.
6:56 p.m. Stillwater should be prepared for large hail and strong winds
6:49 p.m. Hail reported in Minco
6:38 p.m. I-40 in both directions in Canadian Co. at mile marker 119 is closed due to an accident. No word if it is weather realated.