Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
Situation Update 3
May 19, 2017 - 10:30 a.m.
SEVERE WEATHER IMPACTS STATE
The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) remains activated due to the effects of severe weather and the threat for continued severe weather through the week. OEM is in contact with emergency managers in the affected areas and are coordinating with agencies and organizations including the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, 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, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief and the Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.
STATE OF EMERGENCY
A State of Emergency remains in effect for all 77 Oklahoma counties due to severe storms, flooding, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and snow that began April 29. Under the Executive Order, state agencies can make emergency purchases and acquisitions needed to expedite the delivery of resources to local jurisdictions. The declaration also marks a first step toward seeking federal assistance should it be necessary and may be extended for an additional 30 days if needed.
Blaine County Emergency Management reports power lines down and barn and car damage southeast of Greenfield.
Cotton County Emergency Management reports power has been restored to the majority of towns in the county.
Cushing Emergency Management reports wind damage to windows and roofs downtown. Trees and power line damage also occurred. Some power poles are down.
Grant County Emergency Management reports power lines and power poles down north of Medford and west of Pond Creek.
McIntosh County Emergency Management reports at least one home was destroyed in Thursday night’s storm that impacted Stidham. The county is experiencing widespread power outages. A transmission line is down across Highway 9 between Highway 52 and the Indian Nation Turnpike.
Muskogee County Emergency Management reports a building in an apartment complex collapsed during last night’s storm. Numerous homes have roof damage. The City of Muskogee Emergency Management reported a few people were treated for minor injuries after the apartment building collapse.
Pontotoc County Emergency Manager reports 20-25 homes with damage in Stonewall. There is extensive debris from damaged trees and numerous powerlines down. There is no power in Stonewall.
Wagoner County Emergency Management reports several homes in Wagoner with minor damage. Businesses and structures in the downtown area have minor damage also. In Porter, at least 2-3 mobile homes were blown over in the storm.
City of Walters officials reports damage to homes consists of minor roof damage, however, the storm caused extensive debris throughout town.
Washita County Emergency Management reports no homes destroyed. Minor roof damage occurred to numerous homes.
Weatherford Emergency Management reports damage to trees and outbuildings northwest of Hydro.
The American Red Cross reports a shelter opened early Friday morning in Muskogee for residents displaced by the storm. The shelter is located at the Muskogee first Baptist Church at 111 S. 7th Street.
When the shelter opened, 31 guests were present.
INJURIES & FATALITIES
The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports 33 injuries have been treated by area hospitals as a result of storms that began Thursday afternoon.
Tuesday’s storms resulted in the following injuries and fatality:
- 1 fatality as confirmed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
- 4 injuries were treated at area hospitals, as reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports 10,039 power outages statewide.
PSO - Total: 2,124
Tulsa Southwest (includes Jenks, Sand Springs) – 892
Tulsa Northwest (includes Sand Springs) – 497
Tulsa Northeast (includes Catoosa) – 186
Tulsa Southeast (includes Broken Arrow) – 157
Duncan - 203
Elk City (includes Hobart) - 176
OG&E - Total: 8,911
Oklahoma City - 2661
Oktaha - 1023
Muskogee - 915
Gore - 861
Norman - 547
Ada - 456
Healdton - 293
Midwest City - 178
Sapulpa - 148
Macomb - 133
Guthrie - 114
Dale - 109
Edmond - 105
Del City - 102
Ardmore - 99
Shawnee - 99
McLoud - 92
Yukon - 86
Kellyville - 77
Boynton - 64
Glenpool - 51
Lake Region Electric Cooperative - Total: 1,388
Cherokee County: 381
Muskogee County: 9
Wagoner County: 843
Mayes County: 155
People's Electric Cooperative - Total: 660
Coal County: 217
Hughes County: 12
Murray County: 3
Pontotoc County: 199
Seminole County: 229
Kiamichi Electric Cooperative - Total: 332
Latimer County: 3
Le Flore County: 1
Pittsburg County: 328
Tri-County Electric Cooperative – Total: 225
Texas County: 225
Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative - Total: 209
Hughes County: 1
Lincoln County: 5
McIntosh County: 193
Okfuskee County: 1
Pottawatomie County: 8
Seminole County: 1
Indian Electric Cooperative - Total: 128
Creek County: 10
Osage County: 3
Pawnee County: 64
Payne County: 51
Cotton Electric Cooperative - Total: 85
Cotton County: 69
Stephens County: 16
Northwestern Electric Cooperative - Total: 54
Ellis County: 1
Woodward County: 53
Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative - Total: 51
Haskell County: 1
Sequoyah County: 50
Northfork Electric Cooperative
Beckham County: 50
Verdigris Valley Electric Cooperative - Total: 49
Osage County: 46
Rogers County: 2
Tulsa County: 1
Central Electric Cooperative - Total: 36
Lincoln County: 8
Logan County: 1
Payne County: 27
Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative - Total: 10
Craig County: 1
Delaware County: 7
Mayes County: 1
Rogers County: 1
Cordell Municipal Electric - Total: 1,556
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.