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Severe storms cause power outages, flooding across Oklahoma


April 30, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Severe thunderstorms have toppled tree limbs and power lines and caused minor flooding across Oklahoma.

The National Weather Service issued flood watches and advisories across much of the state Saturday after thunderstorms packing strong winds dropped as much as 5 inches of rain.

The storms disrupted power to almost 80,000 customers in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas, and firefighters reported that some roadways were blocked by uprooted trees, limbs and downed power lines.

Strong winds also toppled an iconic structural arch that welcomed visitors to the annual...

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