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Situation Update

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management

Situation Update 2

May 20, 2013 9:30 p.m.


Due to widespread tornado damage and continuing 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, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, Oklahoma Insurance Department, National Weather Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Medical Reserve Corps, American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and the Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD).

The Oklahoma National Guard has been activated and search and rescue is ongoing in the impacted areas.

Moore officials report they have enough responders on scene at this time, and ask that additional resources and volunteers please stay away from the affected area unless specifically requested.


The Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner reports 51 fatalities related to today’s storms.

Two fatalities are attributed to Sunday’s storms.


Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reports that Moore Hospital was damaged by the tornado. Thirteen patients are being transported to area hospitals.


The American Red Cross has opened the following shelters:

  • A Shelter/Reunification Center at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church - 2727 SW 119th Street, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Newcastle Storm Shelter - 851 N. Carr, Newcastle, OK
  • Moore Community Center - 201 S. Howard, Moore, OK

The American Red Cross encourages the use of their website,, which is designed to help family and friends reunite.

Additionally, the following American Red Cross shelters from Sunday remain open:

  • Carney Senior Center - 301 Maple Avenue, Carney, OK
  • Shawnee High School Athletic Center - 1001 N. Kennedy, Shawnee, OK
  • Little Axe Resource Center - 1970 156 Ave NE, Norman, OK

OU Housing & Food Services is open for those displaced by the tornadoes. For more information, please call 405-325-2511.

Feed The Children will be accepting donations of Water, Gatorade, Diapers and Canned Goods at the 29 N. McCormick Ave, Distribution Center in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, May 21 from the hours of 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

The Salvation Army has three canteens deployed to the Moore area. The Enid canteen will remain on scene in Carney and the Shawnee canteen will remain at the Shawnee Expo Center. Ardmore canteen is in route to Shawnee to assist at the Expo Center. Additional canteens will be deployed Tuesday morning. The Salvation Army is coordinating with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief for meal preparation for the Salvation Army and American Red Cross to then distribute.


Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports more than 61,500 outages related to the storm.

OG&E reports 33,172 outages, including the following:

Ardmore -119

Byng - 536

Forest Park - 1,172

Konawa - 1,284

Maud - 240

Moore - 18,432

Norman - 292

Oklahoma City - 734

Sasakwa - 320

Warr Acres - 1,653

Wellston - 103

Yukon - 7,898

Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative reports 1,235 outages:

Pottawatomie County -1206 (Shawnee, McLoud areas)
Lincoln County - 5
Cleveland County - 1
Hughes County - 21

Central Rural Electric reports 1,268 outages:

Lincoln County - 1074
Logan County - 12
Oklahoma County - 6

Municipal Electric outages:

Duncan - 8, 907
Marlow - 2,295

PSO reports 2,844 outages

Atoka, Lehigh - 1,291
McAlester - 1,412
Weleetka - 278

Oklahoma Electric reports approximately 10,000 outages

Northeast Oklahoma Electric reports 1,014 outages:

West Siloam Springs, Concord, Bluejacket, Fairland, Wyandotte, Seneca, Miami

Ozark Electric reports approximately 550 outages in the Tenkiller area.

Lake Region Electric reports 263 outages:

Cherokee, Wagoner Counties

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.


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