There’s not much information on this story but a tornado was reported on the ground in Norman, Oklahoma, the home of Oklahoma University, about 30 minutes ago, or around 4 p.m. CDT. No panicking. This may turn out to be nothing much. Details as information is available.
Power lines are down near SW 24th St. and Lindsey. The tornado is rain-wrapped and will be difficult to see. Reports of heavy hail near Alameda and 60th. I will have updates here as more information becomes available.
All Norman Schools are keeping kids inside and buses that were en route to homes have been called back. We have heard that windows at Norman High have been blown out.
New 9 has learned that the University of Oklahoma is also keeping students inside at this point.
Damage has been reported in the area of Boyd Street and McGee Drive in Norman. Source: News9
ABC confirmed most of the report above, but says there was no damage or injuries.
I was returning from an appointment and heard on KRMG radio around 4 p.m. that a tornado was on the ground on the Oklahoma University campus. I cannot confirm that information. Stay tuned.
UPDATE 9:07 pm:
The National Weather Service confirmed that a twister touched down Friday afternoon near the campus and a state highway.
Norman Regional Hospital spokeswoman Kelly Wells says about 10 people were treated for “bumps and bruises.”
Deputy Fire Chief Jim Bailey says the tornado damaged several homes and buildings in the city of about 100,000 residents 20 miles south of Oklahoma City. Source: USA Today
UPDATE: 5:03 pm: Von Castor, reporting for Fox 23 was in Norman and saw debris in the air and damage with power lines down in the area of Main and Highway 9.