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Situation Update: Severe Weather Impacts State

Due to severe weather across Oklahoma, the State Emergency Operations Center activated today. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) remains in contact with emergency managers across the state and coordinating with agencies and organizations including the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Oklahoma National Guard, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Oklahoma Insurance Department, National Weather Service, Oklahoma American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief and the Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.

FATALITIES

  • Garvin County Emergency Management reports one fatality in Garvin County.
  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports one fatality in Johnston County.

LOCAL REPORTS

  • Coal County Emergency Management reports major damage to a radio station.
  • Murray County Emergency Management reports damage to homes, outbuilding and power lines. American Red Cross has been called to assist with displaced residents.
  • Garvin County Emergency Management reports at least three homes damaged or destroyed.
  • Johnston County Emergency Management reports damage to several homes and transmission lines.

DIAL 211

For Oklahoma residents seeking non-emergency disaster or health and human service information, please contact your local 2-1-1. Services are available 24 hours a day by dialing 2-1-1 from your home or cellular telephone. Please only call 911 for emergencies.