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Severe weather in Oklahoma, tornadoes leave homes damaged, cars flipped

Oklahomans again experienced severe weather Sunday evening, including large hail and tornadoes that damaged homes, overturned vehicles and cut trees in towns and villages along Interstate 40.

The National Weather Service surveyed the damage Monday and confirmed the number of tornadoes.

“It looks like we have five confirmed so far,” said Matthew Day, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “We may be investigating another one. There are surveyors today looking at the damage.”

In Oklahoma City, homeowner Ray Gatto, 61, saw his home destroyed and several vehicles damaged by a possible tornado near Cimarron Road and NW 10.

Gatto said he sat in a lawn chair Sunday and hoped the storm would turn south.

Moments later, he and his wife, Brenda, sought shelter as the storm tore through his property, leaving utility poles on the ground and throwing debris into the severed trees.

“I saw insulation and thought, ‘That’s it, the house is gone,’” Gatto said.

Austin Breedlove, a neighbor whose home was not as badly damaged as the Gattos’ home, said he took shelter about a minute before the storm hit.

“I was just scared of the house,” he said.

About two miles west near Banner Road and SW 15, the storm damaged garages and fences, sliced ​​open at least one roof and pushed a meat smoker across the street.

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One woman, who did not want to be named for this story, said she weathered the storm in her home.

As she stood in her driveway, all she said was:

“I don’t want to do that again.”

Where did tornadoes hit Oklahoma on Sunday?

Storms in western Oklahoma formed in the afternoon and spawned a tornado near Custer City, prompting the National Weather Service in Norman to issue a tornado emergency just before 8 p.m.

The National Weather Service reported EF2 tornado damage in the area.

In Custer County, 10 to 15 homes were damaged between Custer City and Hydro. In Butler, three homes were damaged and two people were injured.

On Monday afternoon, Oklahoma City reported damage in several areas from storms and a tornado that ripped through the city Sunday evening.

At Clarence E. Page Airport, there was damage to the fence line and two small structures were damaged. There were several power lines throughout the city and several flooded intersections.

No injuries have been reported.

The National Weather Service reported Monday afternoon that survey crews found at least EF2 tornado damage southwest of Yukon.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management received reports of storm damage in Blaine County, including damage to a nursing home and mobile home in Hydro and two barns in Geary. At least two people were injured.

In Canadian County, 20 structures suffered at least some damage, but no injuries were reported.

There was damage to a barn northwest of Alva and downed power lines in Woods County.

Power outages in Oklahoma

About 2,000 OG&E customers were without power Monday morning, mostly in central and south Oklahoma City.

Nearly 4,000 Public Service Company of Oklahoma customers were without power Monday morning, mostly in Tulsa.

Storm trackers in case of accident

News9 storm trackers Val and Amy Castor suffered a rollover accident during Sunday night’s storms.

The storm-tracking duo was driving on Interstate 40, just east of the Kilpatrick Turnpike, when their vehicle hydroplaned and overturned, according to a livestream available to view on their Facebook page.

More: News9 Stormtrackers Val and Amy Castor are doing well after hydroplaning and vehicle rollover

Val’s brother, Von Castor, a storm tracker for News on 6 in Tulsa, posted on Facebook that “Val and Amy are fine. Praise the Lord!” after the incident.

The rollover occurred at 10 p.m., while Castor’s live feed was shown in the corner of the screen for viewers watching News9’s storm coverage Sunday night.

Severe weather is forecast in central Oklahoma on Tuesday

Severe weather is forecast for central Oklahoma on Tuesday, as well as parts of western Oklahoma.

Oklahoma, Canada and Cleveland counties are at low risk Tuesday, along with other central Oklahoma counties, according to NWS.

Parts of western Oklahoma and south-central Oklahoma are at marginal risk.

On Tuesday, the tornado potential is very low with maximum winds of 60 to 80 miles per hour and hail up to baseball size, the weather service predicts.

More: Oklahoma Weather: Severe weather forecast through Thursday

Large hail, damaging winds, very low tornado risk in Oklahoma Wednesday

On Wednesday, most of the Oklahoma City metro is at a marginal risk of severe weather, as are counties across the state from Stillwater in the northeast region to Altus in the southwest, according to the National Weather Service.

The south-central region of the state, from southern Cleveland County to Durant, is at low risk that night.

Key hazards Wednesday evening include large hail, damaging winds and a very low tornado risk.

Severe weather possible in Oklahoma Thursday

Central Oklahoma, parts of western Oklahoma and the south-central region of the state are at a slight risk of severe weather Thursday.

According to the NWS, severe thunderstorms are possible from Thursday afternoon through the evening.

Flash flood threat in Oklahoma Wednesday through Friday

Central Oklahoma, including the Oklahoma City metro, is at a marginal risk of flash flooding from early Wednesday morning through early Friday morning, according to the NWS.

The south-central region of the state up to Durant is at low risk during that period.