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Situation Update

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    
Situation Update 14
January 31, 2010, 9 p.m.


The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains activated and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) is in contact with emergency managers across the state. Agencies and organizations represented at the State EOC include the: American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Oklahoma Military Department, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 2-1-1 Oklahoma, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA.


Seven fatalities are now attributed to the winter storm.

The Office of the State Medical Examiner reports:

  • An 86-year-old Yukon man died today due to injuries sustained Friday when he slipped and fell while shoveling snow.
  • A 79-year-old Harmon County woman was found dead in her house where there was no power and the inside temperature was 30 degrees on Saturday.
  • A 59-year-old Geary woman was found dead outside her home Saturday.
  • A 62-year-old Anadarko man was found dead today in his travel trailer where there was no power and the inside temperature was 28 degrees.
  • A 73-year-old Pontotoc County man died Saturday in a house fire after using a wood-burning stove due to power outages.
  • A 70-year-old Ada woman died Friday after a propane tank exploded at her home. The propane tank was being used to fuel a generator due to power outages. Her husband was hospitalized in critical condition due to the incident.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) reports:

  • A 33-year-old Holdenville man died today in a one-vehicle crash one mile north of US 270 on SH 48 in Hughes County. A passenger in the car, another Holdenville man, was treated and released from Holdenville General Hospital.


The Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports 79,393 homes and businesses are without electric service due to the winter storm, which includes the following.

PSO reports 30,871 customers without power including those in: 

Chickasha area - 8,826

Hobart area - 6,094

Lawton area - 13,885

Tipton area - 1,952

The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority reports 14,946 customers are without power in:

Lexington – 200
Purcell – 800
Altus – 9,300
Eldorado – 283
Olustee – 316
Marlow – 2,325
Granite – 613

Manitou – 209

Duncan – 1,000

The Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives (OAEC) reports 30,847 customers are without power in:

Caddo Electric, Binger: 6,270

Canadian Valley Electric, Seminole: 3,000

Cotton Electric, Walters: 9,635

East Central OK Electric, Okmulgee: 430

Harmon Electric Association, Hollis: 3,303

Kiwash Electric, Cordell: 1,150

Northfork Electric, Sayre: 64

Oklahoma Electric, Norman: 199

People’s Electric, Ada: 1,496

Rural Electric, Lindsay: 3,800

Southwest Rural Electric, Tipton: 1,500

OG&E reports 2,729 customers (including 730 in Wayne and 542 in Seminole) are without service. 


The following 48 shelters and warming centers are open:


Ada – Lazer Zone Family Fun Center, 14601 CR 3544

Altus – First Baptist Church, 300 N. Main

Altus – Altus Community Center, 401 Falcon Rd

Anadarko – First Baptist Church, 700 Pettree

Apache – Clark Community Center, 301 E. Evans St  

Asher – First Baptist Church, 109 E. Main St

Brindle – Brindle Corner, 20107 E. Robinson Hwy 9

Canton – Canton Town Hall, 207 N. Garfield

Carnegie – First Assembly of God Church, 715 E. Oklahoma

Carnegie – Kiowa Complex, 100 Kiowa Way

Carnegie – Carnegie Elementary School, 202 West 4th St. 

Cement – School Gym, 201 N. Main Street

Chickasha – Grady County Fairgrounds, 500 East Choctaw

Concho – Concho Community Hall, 200 Wolf Robe Circle

Cyril – Cyril Senior Center, 3 Ohio St     

Duncan – Stephens County Fairgrounds, 2002 S 13th Street

Elgin – Elgin Fire Department, 7892 US Highway 277

Elmore City – First Baptist Church, 107 S Texas Ave.

Granite – Granite Public School, 206 W. Parker

Hobart – First Methodist Church, 201 S. Washington      

Hollis – Hollis Civic Center, 208 W. Jones      

Lawton – Comanche Tribe Elder Center, 1107 SW H Ave

Lawton – Comanche Nation College, 1608 SW 9th

Lawton – Hunting Horse Methodist, SW 25th & E Ave.

Lawton – Cameron Baptist Church, 2621 SW C Ave.     

Lindsay – Calvary Baptist Church, 5th and Chickasaw      

Mangum – Church of New Beginnings, 408 North Tittle Ave.

Marlow – First Baptist Church of Marlow, 213 North Broadway

Maysville – First Baptist Church, 300 Ripley St

Pauls Valley – Garvin County Fair Barn, 1401 N Willow 

Purcell – Multi-Purpose Center, 1400 Chandler Rd

Roosevelt – First Baptist Church,132 Frederick

Rush Springs – Fire Department, 110 N. 3rd

Snyder – First Baptist Church, 729 E St       

Seiling – Community Building

Tipton – First Baptist Church, 300 East Davis Ave  

Watonga – Watonga Community Center

Watonga – Watonga Cheyenne-Arapaho Community Center

Warming Centers

Anadarko – First Baptist Church, 700 Petree

Blanchard – Telephone Building, 101 E Veteran’s Memorial Hwy

El Dorado – El Dorado Community Center, 514 W. Main  

El Dorado – El Dorado School, 116 N. 7th  

Fletcher – American Legion Post #306

Hobart – First United Methodist, 201 S. Washington  

McAlester – Salvation Army Office, 400 N. A Street

Seminole – Seminole City Hall, 420 Reid St.

Woodward – Woodward American Red Cross Chapter, 1209 Ninth Street

Wynnewood – First Baptist Church, 1515 E. Robert S. Kerr Blvd.

An open warming center is capable of turning into a shelter at any time if officials determine a need for overnight sheltering.


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