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Thunderstorms cause wind damage and outages in Oklahoma, Louisiana

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Strong storms that may have included tornadoes caused scattered damage and power outages in parts of Oklahoma early Monday.

No injuries were reported.

The National Weather Service posted severe thunderstorm watches and warnings for parts of Oklahoma and Kansas. A tornado watch also was issued for much of Oklahoma, including the Tulsa and Oklahoma City areas, and flash flood watches were issued because of heavy rain.

The weather service said it hadn't confirmed yet whether the early morning Oklahoma damage was caused by tornadoes or by high wind.

There were scattered reports of roof damage and several roads in northwest Oklahoma County were closed because of high water.

Oklahoma Gas & Electric says several thousand customers were blacked out and dozens of utility poles were toppled by high wind.

A storm in northwest Louisiana on Sunday afternoon damaged a mobile home park at the town of Provencal. Authorities said two people were injured.

Also on Sunday, one man drowned in southeastern Texas when an overflowing creek swept a car off a highway near San Augustine, officials said. The weather service had 10 to 14 inches of rain fell on the area over a two-day period.

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