The National Weather Service on Thursday issued a tornado warning for the region of Goldsby, Oklahoma. The Twister is moving towards Noble, Norman, Pink, and Newalla.
A quickly strengthening line of storms Thursday evening produced several small tornadoes and triggered warnings for two more south and west of the Oklahoma City metropolitan region.
Residents are likely to witness severe storms, rain, high wind gusts, and the possibility of hail. The National Weather Service (NWS) in Norman issued a tornado warning at 9:26 pm for west-central Seminole County and southwestern Pottawatomie County including a storm located over Wanette, moving northwest at 25 mph.
Two other warnings were issued around the same time.
One warning was released for areas of Cleveland and McClain County and a second warning was issued for southeastern Oklahoma County.
According to a spotter report, a tornado is causing a power flashed south of Lake Thunderbird on State Highway 9. The storm is moving toward Shawnee, which recently witnesses severe damage caused by a tornado on April 19.
There are reports of damage including leaning power poles and debris on the ground in Noble. Some buildings have been damaged as well, reported storm spotters.
On Thursday evening, thousands of Oklahoma Gas and Electric customers in Oklahoma City lost power as storms passed through the area. According to the utility’s outage map, more than 10,500 were without power at around 9 pm.
Spotters also observed a tornado on the ground east of Cole at around 8:45 pm. However, they have not seen any significant damage near Cole.
A flood warning was issued for Cleveland and McClain counties until 12:45 am.
A tornado was observed on Highway 9 near Lake Thunderbird. People in the area are advised to take shelter.