Wainwright - At 4:30 a.m., a long 2-by-4 inch board plunged through the roof of Jose Lopez's house, stopping only when it hit the mattress near Jose Lopez, Jr.

The Wednesday-morning storm already had awakened members of the family with a "weird" high-pitched whistling wind.

Jose and Janet Lopez, 49 and 42, who live with their three children near Wainwright, said this was the first bad storm they had seen since moving to Oklahoma in 1989.

Janet Lopez was startled by a crash and flying glass when debris shattered a window in her and her husband's bedroom.

She immediately began gathering the family into a central hallway. That's when she learned of the wind-driven board.

"My son said 'Something fell on me, but I'm OK,'" she said.

Fortunately, neither the 17-year-old boy nor anyone else appeared to be injured.

Overnight thunderstorms wreaked havoc across eastern Oklahoma.

Muskogee County Emergency Management Director Eugene Blankenship said Thursday that wind damage to several properties near Wainwright was the worst he had seen from the storm.

Blankenship said a number of rural roads in Muskogee County were damaged by high water, prompting school closings due to concerns about bus routes and student safety.

Dawn's light revealed the extent of the damage at the Lopez home.

The board that had been driven downward like a huge nail was one of two boards that high winds ripped from a barn and rammed into the house. More debris from the barn smashed the window in the master bedroom.

Pieces of metal and wood were driven like spikes into the ground around their yard. A second barn on their property also was destroyed.

Despite all the chaos, Janet Lopez, a teacher at Midway High School, said she felt lucky.

"We are so blessed," she said. "God has protected us. No one got hurt, and we have insurance."

High winds and possible tornadoes damaged structures in Muskogee, McIntosh, Haskell and Sequoyah counties. Scattered power outages also were reported across the area.