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Storm leaves damage in Atoka County

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A tornado blew the metal roof off this barn near Wilson, Oklahoma, on May 21, 2019. (KTEN) A tornado blew the metal roof off this barn near Wilson, Oklahoma, on May 21, 2019. (KTEN)
Trees and power lines were down in Wilson, Oklahoma, after a storm on May 21, 2019. (KTEN) Trees and power lines were down in Wilson, Oklahoma, after a storm on May 21, 2019. (KTEN)
Two tornadoes were reported in Texoma on May 21, 2019. (KTEN) Two tornadoes were reported in Texoma on May 21, 2019. (KTEN)
So far this season, there have been 17 tornadoes across Texoma, with more than 50 in Oklahoma. (KTEN) So far this season, there have been 17 tornadoes across Texoma, with more than 50 in Oklahoma. (KTEN)

WILSON, Okla. -- There are no reports of injuries after a tornado reportedly touched down in the town of Wilson in Atoka County on Tuesday morning.

The roof of a barn on Bob White Lane was ripped off by the powerful storm, which struck around 7 a.m.

"We saw the storm coming; we could see the wind blowing," said Paul Stowe, who was on his front porch when he saw the tornado touch down.

"It was pretty scary. We hurried up and got in the cellar," he said. "You could feel the ground shake in the cellar... I guess the trees going down."

Trees and power lines were toppled and roads were closed in Atoka County. Firefighters helped clear the debris.

"We've probably in the neighborhood around 40 or 50 large trees that we've had to cut up off there," said Caney Fire Chief Michael Harkey.  "The county hands are out with their graders, and they're pushing it off as we cut it up."

Almost all the local roads had been cleared by noon, and the cleanup was underway.

"We're grateful," Harkey said. "We had plenty of warning that the storms were coming through. We had storm spotters out watching. Everybody had an opportunity to take cover, and it all worked out good."

The storm system also cut power to some customers in McCurtain, Choctaw, Bryan and Johnston counties.

There was a report of a waterspout over Lake Texoma in Marshall County, Oklahoma, at 6:20 a.m. Tuesday.

At least one person was injured and about a dozen homes were damaged when a tornado touched down near Tulsa International Airport.

Tulsa Area Emergency Management spokeswoman Kim MacLeod says one man was rescued from beneath a tree that was blown onto a home during the Tuesday morning twister. MacLeod said the extent of the man's injuries was not immediately known and that damage assessments are ongoing.

Airport spokesman Andrew Pierini said there was no damage at the airport, approximately 4 miles (6 kilometers) from where the tornado touched down, but passengers were moved into shelters for about 30 minutes.

Flooding was also an issue. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation shut down Interstate 40 in El Reno, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Oklahoma City, because of high water. The National Weather Service says up to 5 inches (13 centimeters) of rain had fallen since Monday.

In El Reno and Stillwater, home to Oklahoma State University about 55 miles (88 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma City, emergency responders were rescuing people from their homes because of high water.

Storms Monday evening flipped campers at Lucas Oil Speedway in Hickory County, injuring seven people, four of whom were taken to hospitals. The speedway's grandstand also was destroyed, forcing cancellation of racing this weekend that was expected to draw about 3,000 campers. Details about injuries were not immediately available.

KTEN.com editor Walt Zwirko in Denison and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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