VIDEO: Several Tornadoes Reported in Oklahoma, Thousands Lose Power

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Hayden Mahan via AP, File

Almost 5,000 people in Oklahoma were without power Monday after intense storms and multiple suspected tornadoes swept through the area overnight.

“The National Weather Service will head out Monday to determine how many tornadoes touched down in the Sooner State. In many areas, trees and power lines were damaged, while in Coweta, a Tulsa suburb, buildings were hit,” NBC News reported.

Coweta Public Schools canceled its classes for Monday, noting authorities were surveying storm damage on campuses, the outlet continued:

The roof at one school was damaged, as were some homes and and apartment complex in the area, according to Coweta police. No injuries were reported. Many areas were also lashed by hail. Baseball-sized hail shattered windows and dented cars in Norman, about 20 miles south of Oklahoma City. In Ponca City, 2-inch hail was reported, according to the weather service.

Severe storms are a possibility Monday in areas of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan, and an additional round is predicted for Tuesday in Kansas and Oklahoma, according to the Storm Prediction Center.

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