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Situation Update

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management

Situation Update 1

May 31, 2013 - 11 p.m.


Due to severe weather conditions across Oklahoma today, the State Emergency Operations Center has been 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.


Canadian County Emergency Management reports several homes damaged and destroyed near El Reno and Union City.

Moore Emergency Management reports a large area of town without power as well as flooding and downed tree limbs.

Oklahoma City Emergency Management reports localized power outages, extensive flash flooding throughout the city, minor building flooding, and debris from trees and other vegetation. Multiple road blocks, wrecks, and road closures are also reported. Police, Fire, and Public Works are responding to multiple storm related calls for service throughout the city.

Damage assessments in the impacted areas are ongoing.


Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports two fatalities related to today’s storms.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports 12 storm related injuries. Additionally, all Oklahoma City area hospitals are operational and reporting no damage.


Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports I-44 at 119th St is closed due to power lines down. I-40 in metro is open. I-40 in El Reno area is restricted to one lane each direction. I-235 & 50th is still closed by Oklahoma City Police Department.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is reporting the following highways closed due to high water:

Oklahoma City metro area - I-35 has reopened. Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews are working closely with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol to close interstates and highways metro-wide as necessary. All travel is strongly discouraged as emergency crews continue to respond to tornado damage and flooding.

Nowata County - SH-10 east of Lenapah remains closed due to high water.

Drivers are cautioned to heed warning signs and not to drive around barricades.

To check CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS, call the Department of Public Safety's ROAD CONDITIONS HOTLINE at 888-425-2385. 


American Red Cross reports they have opened a temporary shelter at Christ Church of Yukon at 620 W Vandament Ave.

The Salvation Army reports canteens are on standby to assist local communities as needed.


Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports at least 86,200 outages related to the storm.


Total: 71,550

Bethany: 4,201

Bethel Acres: 55

Choctaw: 509

Del City: 4,941

El Reno: 2,159

Harrah: 464

McLoud: 52

Midwest City: 4,897

Moore: 12,179

Newalla: 55

Nicoma Park: 82

Norman: 3,513

OKC E: 1,460

OKC N: 13,119

OKC S: 265

OKC W: 3,447

Piedmont: 972

Shawnee 2,483

Spencer: 315

Valley Brook: 85

Yukon: 16,197

OKC Metro Total: 71,495

Oklahoma Electric Cooperative

Total: 10,857

Largest outage areas: SE. OKC, Moore, Tuttle, Yukon, Norman, Mustang, Goldsby

Caddo Electric

Total: 2,021

Largest outage areas: El Reno, Mustang

Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative

Total: 267

Shawnee, Tecumseh areas


Total: 856

Chickasha area: 825

Haskell: 6

Bartlesville, Ramona, Carnes, Nowata: 14

Catoosa: 9

Sand Springs: 1

Chelsea: 1

Central Rural Electric Cooperative

Total: 380

Payne County: 188

Noble County: 154

Logan County: 36

Pawnee County: 2

Indian Electric Cooperative

Total: 55

Drumwright, Stillwater areas

Verdigris Valley 

Total: 218

Most along Oklahoma border S. of Coffeyville, KS

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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