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Two Die, Thousands Lose Power in Storms

IN BRIEF / OKLAHOMA

August 12, 2004|From Times Wire Reports

Thunderstorms pounded the state with heavy rain, large hail and wind reaching 90 mph, knocking out power to thousands of customers and contributing to two traffic deaths.

Oklahoma City firefighters were sent to rescue people who became stranded in their stalled cars after driving into high water. Maj. Brian Stanaland said flooding had affected several main thoroughfares through the heart of the city.

Oklahoma Gas and Electric reported more than 10,000 customers without power in central Oklahoma.

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