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10:24 am
Wed September 1, 2010

Storm Damage in Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK – Storms damage buildings in SW Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Authorities say a several buildings, including a school, were damaged and electricity was knocked out to more than 8,000 homes and businesses as severe weather moved across Oklahoma.

There were no reports of injuries with the thunderstorms across the state Tuesday afternoon.

A storm that moved through Cyril in southwestern Oklahoma ripped part of the metal roof off the building that houses the middle school and the high school. Superintendent Jamie Mitchell says classes were in session at the time, but no one was hurt.

Mitchell says at least a half-dozen classrooms and one of the offices sustained water damage. He says classes were canceled for Wednesday and may not resume this week.

Oklahoma Gas and Electric reported more than 8,250 outages at the height of the storms.