The storms brought rain and power outages for much of Oklahoma City’s metro

Much-needed rains fell Friday afternoon and into Oklahoma City evening. Businesses in the northeast of the city were among the hardest hit by the storms.

Most of the debris came from a construction site for a new wellness center.

People who work along Northeast 36th Street said things got worse as the 5 p.m. traffic thickened.

“You couldn’t see anything (sic). It was dark,” Latrisha Titus said. “It was blowing. It was blowing.

“We were just standing here by the window,” Sergio Shacon said. “You couldn’t see anything. It is as if the water were waves. It was like waves of rain.

The gust of strong winds and a thunderstorm cut the electricity in several businesses. A construction worker said supplies flew from the roof of a MAPS 3 project site, entered the road and onto the property of other businesses.

“Most of it is pretty destroyed,” construction worker Sebastian Castaneda said. “Once it gets wet, it’s not useful at all. We’ve got a bunch of broken insulation board strewn all over the job site here. »

According to News 9 Storm Trackers Val and Amy Castor, they reported seeing quarter-size hail and 60-mile-per-hour winds in addition to late Friday afternoon precipitation near the Yukon.

As of 10:25 p.m. Friday, more than 6,500 OG&E customers (6,582) are without power in Oklahoma City.

As many as 13,572 OKC customers lost power earlier Friday evening.

The company released a statement in response to Friday’s power outages.

We have mobilized additional staff to help restore power to the service area in the safest and fastest way possible. Crews will work to restore service throughout the night and into tomorrow.

OG&E also advises people to stay safe and stay away from downed power lines.

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