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Possible tornado produced damages in Tulsa, Oklahoma, followed by flood warning

At least 25 people were injured early Sunday after a possible tornado touched down in Tulsa, Oklahoma, authorities said.  They came into the emergency room St. Francis Hospital without life-threatening injuries. The storm damaged multiple businesses in the midtown section of the city.

Tulsa emergency operations officials say they are working through the early morning. Thousands of people lost power. Some heaviest damages occurred near Interstate 44, where several buildings lost portions of their roofs. The interstate was closed for a short period of time due to a fallen sign on the highway. Bishop Kelley High School said the only extensive damage at the school is to the breezeway in front of the school's science and technology center.

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Damage in Tulsa, after tornado

On August 6, The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a Flood Warning for east central Creek County in northeastern Oklahoma southeastern Tulsa County in northeastern Oklahoma until 815 am CDT Monday. Some locations that may experience flooding include southern Tulsa, Bixby, Jenks, Kiefer, Liberty, Sapulpa, Glenpool, Mounds and Leonard. This includes Interstate 44 between mile markers 215 and 216. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses.  Precautionary, a warning was issued for drivers, saying most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 5 inches have been observed across much of northeast Oklahoma overnight.

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