DELAWARE COUNTY, Okla. — One person was killed Tuesday evening after a storm hit the Grand Lake area of Grove and Monkey Island.
Judith Conner, 73, of rural Afton, was apparently electrocuted, said Delaware County Sheriff James Beck.
Conner was discovered by her roommate lying outside near her car, he said. A preliminary investigation shows a live power line was lying on top of Conner’s car and authorities believe she may have touched her vehicle.
Beck said the Delaware County dispatch received the call around 10:30 p.m.
The National Weather Service reported 60 mph winds hit the Grand Lake area demolishing a storage building east of Grove. Metal siding was strewn around for several blocks near Rockwood Storage.
Grove Fire Chief Mike Reed said the straight-line winds left trees blocking roads and uprooted trees in the community.
For most of the day, utility crews were restoring and repairing downed power lines and removing fallen and uprooted trees from roadways.
Dock and boat damage was reported at the Grand Lake Sailing Club located at Diller Cove, according to the National Weather Service.