TULSA — A powerful thunderstorm that hammered Tulsa early Sunday knocked out power to about 68,000 customers and left at least five people injured.

The storm snapped tree limbs and pulled power lines to the ground, and emergency crews responded to several calls of exploding transformers across the city. Several inches of rain were reported across northeastern Oklahoma.

“We had 70-mile-per-hour winds that packed quite a wallop across eastern Oklahoma,” said Andrea Chancellor, a spokeswoman for Tulsa-based Public Service Company of Oklahoma.

About 45,000 customers remained without power Sunday evening, mostly in the Tulsa area, and Chancellor said it could be early Wednesday before power is restored to all customers.

Flying debris damaged windows of several buildings in downtown Tulsa, including the new Tulsa City Hall building.

The Emergency Medical Services Authority reported five people suffered storm-related injuries early Sunday, including a woman and a young girl who were hurt when their car hydroplaned and overturned on a Sand Springs highway. Both patients were transported to the hospital in fair condition, said EMSA spokesman Tina Wells.

In midtown Tulsa, a chronically ill woman was taken to a hospital after power outages rendered her medical equipment useless, and another woman sustained minor injuries when she fell while clearing downed limbs from her yard, Wells said.

Paramedics also treated a 55-year-old man who was shocked while using a chain saw to clear downed limbs in east Tulsa. He was transported to a hospital in fair condition.

Severe storms late Saturday produced at least two brief tornadoes in Osage County — one 3 miles east of Burbank and the other in Pawhuska, but no injuries were reported.

Storms packing strong winds and large hail battered Creek County, damaging the roofs of buildings at the Town West Shopping Center in Sapulpa and banging up cars in the parking lot, officials said.

Sapulpa Assistant Fire Chief Ed Banks said about 25 cars were damaged and a light pole was destroyed, spreading debris throughout a parking lot.

Also in Creek County, winds broke a window in the Mounds United Methodist Church and a small storage building received roof damage, Mounds Police Chief Chad Long said. Other roof damage was reported northeast of Sapulpa.

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