Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
Situation Update 1
May 19, 2013 8:20 p.m.
SEVERE WEATHER IMPACTS STATE
Due to severe weather conditions across Oklahoma, the State Emergency Operations Center remains activated. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) is in contact with emergency managers across the state and coordinating with the Oklahoma National Guard, 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, National Weather Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency, American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
Cushing Emergency Management reports debris due to the storm. Damage assessments are ongoing. Up to quarter-sized hail was reported.
Edmond Emergency Management reports seven homes have minor damage.
Lincoln County Emergency Management reports four injuries and damage to homes.
Norman Emergency Management reports approximately 30-40 homes damaged or destroyed.
Shawnee/Pottawatomie County Emergency Management reports they are declaring a state of Emergency due to damage from the storm. Damage assessments are ongoing.
Damage assessments in the impacted areas are ongoing. Additional damage will continue to be reported to the State Emergency Operations Center throughout the evening and following days.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports the following road closures:
SH 102 and Lake Road is closed due to power lines across the roadway.
I-40 and SH 177 is closed in all directions due to overturned semis and debris.
OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reports the Regional Emergency Medical Service System (REMSS) is deploying from Seminole to assist in Shawnee. Midwest City has dispatched ambulances to Shawnee as well. Additionally, OSDH has dispatched strike teams of ambulances from Kingfisher to Carney.
SHELTERS AND MASS CARE
American Red Cross reports they are providing water and bulk supplies in the impacted areas. Mass care crews are in contact with emergency management.
The Salvation Army reports all canteens are on Standby. The Shawnee and Central Oklahoma canteens are preparing to deploy to the Shawnee area and the Enid Canteen is preparing to deploy to Carney. Canteens are equipped to provide feeding, hydration and emotional spiritual care.
Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports more than 23,000 outages related to the storm.
Oklahoma Electric Cooperative reports 11,110 outages:
Caddo Electric Cooperative: 68 outages (Mustang and El Reno)
Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative: 2,874 outages (Shawnee, Bethel Acres, McCloud area)
Central Rural Electric Cooperative: 2,037 outages (north side of I-44 from Stroud to Arcadia)
Oklahoma Electric Cooperative: 6,131 outages (Pink and Franklin)
OG&E reports 6,696 outages:
Edmond - 918
McLoud - 2,059
Norman - 649
OKC North - 2,114
Wellston - 956
Central Rural Electric Cooperative reports 1,959 outages:
Lincoln County: 1634
Logan County: 44
Noble County: 1
Oklahoma County: 180
Edmond Electric reports 4,011 outages.
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.