As heavy thunderstorms with lightning, rain and high winds passed through the area Friday night, there were reports of a tree limb falling on a roof in Tecumseh, where numerous power outages also were reported.

 

As heavy thunderstorms with lightning, rain and high winds passed through the area Friday night, there were reports of a tree limb falling on a roof in Tecumseh, where numerous power outages also were reported.

Tecumseh Fire Chief and Emergency Manager Aaron Williams said a tree limb impacted the roof of a house and damaged the side of that home in the area of 9th and Locust. A tree also fell on a car in the 900 block of West Maple Street. Williams said no injuries were reported in either incident.

“Firefighters have responded to 15 calls during the storm,” Williams said, with those calls including falling tree limbs, power lines down or tree limbs in the power lines and even a grass fire as the wind gusts moved in.

Tecumseh electric crews were responding to at least six locations involving power lines down Friday night.

Williams said numerous customers were without power throughout the city and city crews were working to restore service.

Shawnee/Pottawatomie County Emergency Management Director Don Lynch reported the storm impacted many areas of the county.

A 14” diameter tree was uprooted in McLoud, he said, while small tree branches were blown around in Bethel Acres, Shawnee, St. Louis and the Asher areas.

There also were other power outages. At 9:30 p.m., power outages were reported in Shawnee, McLoud, Asher and Seminole, according to OG&E's System Watch, with about 500 customers affected.