DEATHS

Gary Michael "Mike" Rogers II, 49

Born July 15, 1969

Died August 18, 2018

Rochelle Marie Thomas, 62

Born February 5, 1956

Died May 24, 2018

Hattie Coleman, 95

Born September 4, 1922

Died May 23, 2018

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THINGS TO DO

Friday, May 25

Muskogee High School graduation
USS Runner Special Event

Saturday, May 26

David Cargill and John Simpson play

Sunday, May 27

Stevens Family at Cornerstone Church
Oklahoma Handgun Carry Course

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 11:54 PM

The Papa John's limo appears to be overturned in the Dick's parking lot.

There are power lines and poles down on Shawnee Bypass after a violent storm slashed through Muskogee just now.

A building at whispering pines had its roof torn off, according to emergency workers, as well as Thayer Upholstery, which had roof damage.

The Red Cross and Salvation Army are en route to help victims at Whispering Pines.

In addition, there are unconfirmed reports that Chili’s had its roof partially torn off and apartments near Walmart missing roofs.

Part of a motel’s roof is in the Wendy’s parking lot on 32nd Street.

There is no word yet whether the damage was caused by a tornado or just by extremely powerful winds.

Police are asking people to not drive out to see the damage, as you could interfere with emergency workers. Please do not go around town. Some reports are that enough power lines are down that it actually is impeding traffic.

This photo reportedly shows the tint shop on 11th Street after an apparent tornado tore through that area of town.

Muskogee resident Amber South reported circulation above Church’s Chicken on Okmulgee during the worst of the storm. Krista Horton reported a funnel cloud on Smith Ferry Road lifted her truck and slammed it back down.

Thayer Upholstery was also hit by the storm

So far, there are no reports of injuries. We will update as information becomes available.

UPDATE 12:40 a.m.: Police say there is nothing so far to indicate tornado, just really strong straight winds. Radar showed a maximum speed of 74 miles per hour. It will be tomorrow before they can confirm that, though.

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