Some damage reported along 34th Street area, including houses and some cars. Some possible injuries reported.
Below are videos of a tornado in Norman and storm damage Friday. If you have a video you’d like to submit, post the link in the comments and we might add it to our list.
Power lines are blown down in Norman
Tornado warning at OU campus (3 minutes into video)
Tornado spotted in Norman
Storm damage in Norman
An Oklahoma City resident submitted this video of quarter-size hail falling at his home near I-40 and Choctaw Road. He also reported flooding at his home. See photo below.
The Oklahoman recently ran a story about how Occupy OKC protesters and city officials have been able to work together to keep protests peaceful in Kerr Park.
It is against city ordinances to stay overnight in the park and use tents, but the city and local Occupy leadership reached an agreement to let the protesters stay there around the clock as long as they pay permit fees, keep the park clean and follow other rules, Assistant Oklahoma City Manager M.T. Berry said Wednesday.
Police in Tulsa, Portland, Ore.; New York City, Oakland, Calif.; Columbia, S.C.; San Diego, and elsewhere have gone into Occupy encampments and forcibly removed protesters. Officials in various cities have participated in conference calls to discuss concerns over unsanitary and even dangerous conditions involved with the protests.
Lately there have been changes in Occupy OKC as far as leadership and permit difficulties. A captain from the Oklahoma City police department recently came down to speak with protesters about obtaining permits, noise complaints and rumors of construction closing the park.
Members of the group had a permit denied at least one day last week due to the removal of portable toilets at the park, the captain said. Watch the video above for more.
It’s been nearly three months since wildfires ripped through Edmond and destroyed several homes. I remember it and the Oklahoma City wildfires pretty well, considering our team of breaking news reporters spent days reporting on the fires and structural damage.
I was trying to find something to blog about and came across this Vimeo video of the Edmond wildfires by Insight Visual Media Productions. After posting my second time lapse video, it’s probably obvious that I love this effect. But this video shows much more than colorful footage. I think it really captures the cloud of smoke and devastation that could be seen for miles.
The production company explains more about the video in a blog post on its website.
When I saw a huge tower of smoke billowing over Edmond this weekend I couldn’t miss the opportunity to get out and shoot some time-lapses. I actually went outside to look at the cumulus clouds from a storm that was rolling over the north edge of town and when I saw the smoke I immediately knew this would be a good opportunity to shoot bracketed.
I’ll let you watch and decide what you think of the video.
In a previous post, I asked readers to send me suggestions on haunted houses to visit in Oklahoma City. Here’s a clip of one attraction I visited with NewsOK videographer Grayson Cook Tuesday.
For more, check out our print and online editions of The Oklahoman this weekend.
The Devon Tower topped out at 50 stories on Sept. 21 and is expected to be completed in 2012. Construction began on the $750 million in October 2009.
Two years later, we’re near the end and awaiting an inside view of the tower. Until then, enjoy this Vimeo video of the construction process and Oklahoma City.
If you have a video of Oklahoma and want to share, send me a link at email@example.com. It might end up on our blog.