- The Beach Boys were playing at the Riverwind Casino in Norman, Oklahoma
- Highs winds tore a mid-section of the roof off sending water into the casino
- Concertgoers had to evacuate over concern the roof would collapse
- Powers lines were downed and cars were flooded but there were no injuries
High winds and torrential rains in Oklahoma forced evacuations at a casino where the Beach Boys were hosting a concert on Saturday night after a tornado tore part of the roof off.
Photos and videos posted across social media show a mid-section of the roof of the Riverwind Casino in Norman, Oklahoma, torn off as water pours through the ceiling.
The winds toppled power lines outside the casino and water spilled into the auditorium as concertgoers waited for pictures and autographs with the iconic ’60s group.
According to Governor Mary Fallin, who was attending the concert, the building was evacuated over concern the roof would collapse.
High winds and torrential rains in Oklahoma forced evacuations at a Beach Boys concert on Saturday night after likely tornado tore part of the roof off of the casino (Pictured, The Beach Boys perform in September 2017)
Winds toppled power lines outside the casino and water spilled into the auditorium after a mid-section of the roof was ripped off (pictured)
‘I looked up towards the balcony and there was this huge flood of rain coming through the roof,’ Fallin told KWTV.
Guests at the nearby Riverwind Hotel were also evacuated after the building lost power, casino officials said, noting that several buildings were flooded and cars in the parking lot were damaged.
Keli Cain, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, said that three tornadoes were reported Saturday night in Caddo, Comanche and McClain counties but there have been no reports of injuries or deaths.
Photos and videos posted across social media show water pouring through the ceiling (left and right). The building was evacuated because of concern the roof would collapse
Powers lines were downed and cars were flooded (pictured) but there were no reports of injuries or deaths
She added that there were reports of downed power lines, a damaged semi-truck and downed trees.
The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for much of the region, prompting students at the nearby University of Oklahoma to take shelter as the storm barreled toward Texas.
The damage is still being assessed at this time.