Broken Bow, OK – Possible tornado reported in SE Oklahoma
BROKEN BOW, Okla. (AP) A possible tornado has left some damage in far southeastern Oklahoma.
The National Weather Service reported a possible twister in Broken Bow in McCurtain County.
Emergency Management Director Greg Campbell says trees had fallen onto some homes, automobiles and power lines in the area, but no injuries had been reported. Campbell said trees also had been blown down onto U.S. 259 north of Broken Bow.
Tulsa, OK – Illinois River businesses bracing for worst
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Float-trip operators along the Illinois River in northeastern Oklahoma are sandbagging cabins and hauling canoes, rafts and other equipment out of the water as a storm system that's been blamed for two deaths in Oklahoma continues to dump rain on the area.
War Eagle Resort owner Joyce Blackwell says forecasters are calling for the Illinois River to crest at 23 feet in her area more than 10 feet above flood stage.
Tulsa, OK – Mountain lion retrieved from tree in NE Oklahoma
(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)
TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa Zoo will care for a 70-pound female mountain lion that was found in the back yard of a north Tulsa home.
Police officers and officials from the Tulsa Zoo, Animal Control and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation responded after a homeowner reported finding the animal about 20 feet up in a tree shortly after noon on Saturday.