Nighttime Tornado Knocks Out Power in Medford, Oklahoma!

Several tornadoes were reported in Northern Oklahoma Monday night, April 30, 2012 and caused damage near Medford and Nowata.

Two tornadoes reportedly touched down near Medford Monday night. News 9 Storm Tracker Val Castor reported seeing major damage about one mile west of Medford. Several barns and outbuildings were reportedly destroyed. Several power poles on Highway 11, about three and half miles east of Medford, are reportedly down, blocking the highway. No damage have been reported in the city of Medford. Emergency crews are also trying to cap an Anhydrous ammonia leak at the Farmers' Grain Company, located south of Deer Creek in Grant County. Residents within a half-mile radius of the plant are being evacuated.

As of 11 p.m. Monday, about 867 customers in Medford and about 568 customers in Deer Creek are without power, according to the OG and E. At least one tornado briefly touched down In Nowata County earlier on Monday. The Nowata County Sheriff's Office said there was some damage from the tornado, and some localized flooding from the storm. Severe Weather 4/30/2012 Stay updated with severe weather warnings, watches. No injuries have been reported at this point, according to the EMS Director in the Medford area. As of Monday night, most of Oklahoma is still under a tornado watch, including Oklahoma County.

Source: celestialconvergence

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