High winds cause damage


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Reported by: Michelle Linn
Updated: 1/27 5:57 pm Published: 1/27 1:57 pm


Home and business owners across Green Country are calling insurance adjustors and cleaning up storm damage. FOX23 traveled north of Tulsa to check out some of the worst of the damage.

We found the roof over a small patio at Brown Farms Sod, in Collinsville, collapsed. Sunday night's wind took out the support beams that held it up.

"It's definitely not a good thing," said Michael Brown, business owner.

"Our house is right next door. We looked over around 10 last night and noticed it had fallen," said Brown.

The Brown family grows sod. Three generations work this business, right off Highway 20, and they tell us even though it will cost $5,000 or $6,000 to fix the damage, things could be worse.

"We drive forklifts and stuff underneath it, so somebody could've definitely gotten hurt real bad," said Brown.

"If you look, it just barely missed the building, and there's a water hydrant about 4 inches from there, so we got pretty lucky," said Brown.

On FOX23 News at Noon, we showed you this trampoline, that became a casualty. A wind gust picked it up and tossed it right out of its yard, and onto the sidewalk here near 129th East Avenue, near the Owasso Sixth Grade Center.

The winds died down during the day, but overnight, the gusty winds from the north knocked over basketball hoops. FOX23 found one on the east side of Owasso, along with snapped tree branches.

In Skiatook, Jodi Horvath showed us what the wind did to her house.

The shingles that once protected her roof, now cover a patch on her patio, and some are thrown in the yard.

"It was really loud. It did it all night, so it kept me up. I have not had much sleep," Horvath said.

"Wednesday morning the adjustor is supposed to be out," said Horvath.

"If he (the roofing technician) has to do the whole roof, if there's a bunch of lifting damage, (it will cost) around $20,000 or $25,000," said Horvath.

Horvath tells FOX23 News that between this roof damage and much higher propane costs, this winter has not been good.

While our crew was driving around Owasso, looking at storm damage, we also saw flowers ripped off graves at the cemetery on 76th Street North, and thrown against the wrought iron fence.

We reached out to the city of Owasso to ask if city crews were out cleaning up storm debris, but city officials tell us they are not aware of any storm damage.

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