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Storms leave damage in Love County

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A powerful storm damaged buildings and trees in Marietta on October 9, 2018. (KTEN) A powerful storm damaged buildings and trees in Marietta on October 9, 2018. (KTEN)
A powerful storm damaged buildings and trees in Marietta on October 9, 2018. (KTEN) A powerful storm damaged buildings and trees in Marietta on October 9, 2018. (KTEN)

MARIETTA, Okla. -- Severe thunderstorms moved across parts of Texoma on Tuesday morning.

Love County Emergency Management said at least seven homes were damaged after a storm passed through Marietta. 

"We started receiving reports of power lines down, trees in the road, and then shortly after that we had a report that a roof had been blown off," LCEM director Ashleigh Gillham said.

No injuries were reported.

"We haven't had damage like this in a couple of years," Gillham said. "It could've been a lot worse."

She added that the county will now work to help families whose lives have been disrupted by the storm.

"The next step is trying to get everyone provided with things that they need, whether it's through Red Cross or other ways of assistance," Gillham said.

In Midwest City, Oklahoma, where a tornado warning was in effect Tuesday morning, strong winds flipped vehicles in the parking lot of a department store. No injuries were reported. High water from heavy rainfall also closed roads in the area.

The storm cut power to more than 3,000 Oklahoma Gas & Electric customers including more than 1,100 in the Oklahoma City area. Officials at the Oklahoma City Zoo say it was forced to temporarily close due to storm-related power outages and minor wind damage.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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