Local & Regional
Wed July 29, 2009
By Associated Press
Stillwater, OK – Storm leaves damage in Stillwater
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) At least one home was heavily damaged and about 5,000 homes and businesses lost electricity when a powerful thunderstorm rolled through Stillwater and northern Oklahoma.
Authorities say there were no reports of injuries, but dozens of utility poles in the area were snapped or blown over by straight-line winds Tuesday night.
The National Weather Service reported a wind gust of 70 mph near Stillwater.
Emergency Management technician Rob Hill says significant damage was done to a house when a tree fell on top of it, but no one inside was hurt.
He says about 2,500 customers of Stillwater's municipal electric service lost electricity during the storm.
Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. reported about 2,500 in north-central Oklahoma at one point.
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