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Situation Update: Severe Weather Impacts State

As a result of severe weather across the state Tuesday and additional severe weather expected later this week, 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 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.

INJURIES

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, 12 injuries have been reported by area hospitals as a result of yesterday’s storms.

LOCAL DAMAGE REPORTS FROM TUESDAY STORMS

Lincoln County Emergency Management reports damage to several residences, tree damage and many power poles down or damaged in Fallis, Carney, Tryon, and Agra.

Major County Emergency Management reports a couple barns and one unoccupied mobile home were damaged. Two miles of power lines are down.

McIntosh County Emergency Management reports damage to structures in Checotah.

Murray County Emergency Management reports one church with a collapsed roof. Some damage to homes and barns occurred due to wind damage, including a mobile home that was overturned. Many trees and power lines are down.

Oklahoma City Emergency Management reports damage in the southwest, northwest and northeast parts of the city, including minor roof or shingle damage as well as trees and power lines down. No injuries or significant structural damage to homes have been reported in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma County Emergency Management reports one house substantially damaged in the Luther area. Additional damage assessments are ongoing.

Pontotoc County Emergency Management reports one home destroyed.

Tulsa Area Emergency Management reports tree and power line damage in Tulsa.

SHELTERS AND MASS CARE

American Red Cross reports they are providing services and clean-up items to impacted residents in numerous counties, including Wagoner and Washington counties. They are also feeding residents and responders in the city of Davis in Murray County.

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief is sending a Quick Response Trailer to help with feeding in Davis.

POWER OUTAGES

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports 7,990 outages statewide.

  • OG&E - Total: 4,906 (includes Fort Smith, AR)
    • Largest outage areas:
      • Davis: 1057
      • Onapa: 1023
      • Ada: 756
      • Checotah: 714
      • Oklahoma City: 380
      • Bixby: 202
      • Depew: 152
      • Piedmont: 119
      • Holdenville: 111
  • PSO - Total: 1,033
    • Largest outage areas:
      • Tulsa southwest: 795
      • Tulsa southeast (includes Bixby): 78
      • Bartlesville (includes Copan, Dewey): 68
      • Tulsa northwest: 78
  • Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative - Total: 76
    • Outage areas include Chelsea, Vinita, Pryor, Colcord, Jay, Kansas, Twin Oaks.
  • Central Oklahoma Electric Cooperative - Total: 889
    • Largest outage areas by county:
      • Lincoln: 323
      • Logan: 299
      • Oklahoma: 159
      • Payne: 108
  • People’s Electric Cooperative - Total: 553
    • Largest outage area:  Between Wynnewood and Jay
  • Cimarron Electric Cooperative - Total: 202
    • Largest outage areas by county:
      • Blaine: 117
      • Dewey: 73
  • Northwestern Oklahoma Cooperative - Total: 174
    • Largest outage area: Major County
  • Indian Electric Cooperative - Total: 101
    • Largest outage area: Osage County
  • Verdigris Valley Electric Cooperative - Total: 56
    • Largest outage area: Washington County

At the height of yesterday’s storms, more than 25,000 outages were reported statewide.

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.