Tornado damage in Claremore, Pryor, Salina; power lines downed, roads blocked

Storms and tornadoes from late Saturday night into Sunday morning caused extensive damage in parts of Claremore and Pryor.

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Salina was also affected by Saturday night’s storm, and Mayor Plumley said all water, gas and electric supplies to the city were turned off to deal with the situation.

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Claremore police reported on social media that power was out and trees and power lines were downed around the city.

CPD confirmed that northbound Highway 66 has been closed at Flint Road.

The authorities have requested everyone to stay at home and not come out on the streets unless they need to go out.

Mayor Debbie Long also warned people to stay out on the streets so as not to disrupt traffic.

6 Storm Trackers near Highway 20 reported lightning, downed power lines and damage along the highway.

Extensive damage was reported in Claremore, centered on Route 66, south of Will Rogers Boulevard.

According to our storm trackers in town, the Rogers County Jail and Claremore City Hall have sustained damage. We have also been sent photos of roof damage to Claremore First Baptist along Will Rogers Boulevard.

Viewer Jeff Starkweather sent in a photo of tree damage, roof damage and downed power poles in Claremore near E. Fry Street and Park Crest Court.

The storm also knocked out power in parts of Owasso, possibly due to direct winds.

Meteorologist Stephen Nehrenz said damage appeared on radar in the Keatonville area just before 11:30 p.m.

There have been thousands of reports of power outages in Rogers County.

The American Red Cross has opened evacuation centers for people affected by the severe weather.

Claremore

Memorial Heights Baptist Church

1500 W Will Rogers Blvd.

Claremore, OK 74017

Prior

Mayes County Fairgrounds

2200 NE 1st St.

Pryor, OK 74361



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