The City of Tulsa is continuing to respond to damages from a tornado that touched down in north Tulsa this evening. Tulsa's Emergency Operation Center is activated.
The following emergency departments have been mobilized: Tulsa Police, Tulsa Fire, City of Tulsa Streets and Stormwater, City of Tulsa Water and Sewer, Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, Tulsa Red Cross, PSO, TAEMA, and EMSA.
The Tulsa Fire Urban Search and Rescue teams are in the process of searching every home in the identified damage area in the 46th Street North Corridor.
Citizens are asked to stay away from the 46th Street North Corridor so public safety, city and PSO personnel can respond to residents' needs.
PSO is reporting 5,800 customers are currently without power in Tulsa. PSO anticipates that 4,500 customers will have power restored by midnight, with remaining outages estimated to be restored by 4 p.m. tomorrow. PSO urges citizens to stay away from downed power lines as lines could be live. Citizens can report downed lines to PSO, (888) 218-3919.
The City of Tulsa Northside Wastewater Treatment Plant and Oxley Nature Center are currently without power, but no sewer services are affected.
EMSA has now reported seven patients were transported from the tornado damages. Individuals with chronic health issues and in immediate need should call 9-1-1.
TAEMA reported that sirens in the north quadrant were activated for 58 minutes during the tornado warning.
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