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Situation Update

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management

Situation Update 4

June 3, 2013 – 6:30 p.m.


Oklahoma continues to deal with the impacts of a deadly severe weather system that, since Wednesday, has brought tornadoes, destructive hail, destructive wind and flash flooding.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) remains in contact with emergency managers in the affected areas across the state. OEM continues to coordinate recovery efforts with the following agencies and organizations: 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.


Governor Mary Fallin today amended her state of emergency to include 25 additional counties impacted by the latest round of severe weather that began on May 29. The declaration marks the first step toward seeking federal assistance.

The 41 counties now included in the state of emergency are: Adair, Caddo, Canadian, Cherokee, Cleveland, Coal, Comanche, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Garfield, Garvin, Grady, Grant, Greer, Hughes, Kingfisher, Kiowa,  Le Flore, Lincoln, Logan, Mayes, McClain,  McCurtain, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Payne, Pottawatomie, Pushmataha, Sequoyah, Stephens, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington.


Damage sustained from the tornadoes, straight-line winds, flooding, damaging hail and severe storms that began on May 29 is not included in the Presidential Disaster Declaration already in place from storms earlier in May. However, anyone impacted by these latest storms may report their damage by calling FEMA at 800-621-3362. This will help OEM and FEMA ensure all areas of damage from this latest round of storms are identified and documented and will help bolster the case for a new disaster declaration.

When individuals and business owners provide details of severe storm damage to FEMA, that information will be recorded and stored where it will be easily available if a  disaster is declared for storms beginning May 29. Callers will receive a letter from FEMA within 10 business days verifying that their information has been processed.   


Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirms 18 fatalities from Friday night’s storms. The victims include 6 children and 12 adults. Seven victims remain unidentified at this time. In addition to the age and gender, the location where the victim was found is included for each of the fatalities.

67-year-old male, Union City

55-year-old male, El Reno

45-year-old male, El Reno

35-year-old male, El Reno

26-year-old female, Oklahoma City

Unidentified 1-year-old boy, Oklahoma City

3-year-old boy, Oklahoma City

32-year-old male, Union City

24-year-old male, El Reno

Unidentified female adult, Oklahoma City

Unidentified male adult, Oklahoma City

Unidentified male child, Oklahoma City

Unidentified male child, Oklahoma City

Unidentified male child, Oklahoma City

Unidentified female child, Oklahoma City

65-year-old male, Luther

40-year-old female, Wewoka

79-year-old female, Clearview

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports 115 injuries were treated by Oklahoma City area hospitals as a result of Friday’s storms. The injuries include 59 cut/pierce, 16 struck by/against, 20 falls and 20 transportation-related.


Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Small Business Administration joined local emergency managers today in conducting damage assessments for potential federal disaster assistance in the counties affected by the latest round of severe storms. The teams will work to determine the unmet financial needs of those whose homes and businesses sustained damage. Assessments are ongoing.


The American Red Cross reports the following shelters remain open:

Edmond -- Oklahoma Christian University, 2501 E. Memorial Road, Edmond

El Reno -- Redlands Community College, 1300 S. Country Club Road, El Reno

Midwest City -- Midwest City Community College, 100 N. Midwest Blvd., Midwest City

Moore -- Moore Community Center, 301 S. Howard Ave., Moore

Oklahoma City -- Oklahoma City University, 2501 N. Blackwelder, Oklahoma City and Saint Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 2727 SW 119 Street, Oklahoma City

Norman -- Walker Center Dormitory, 1400 Asp Ave, Norman

Shawnee -- St. Gregory’s University, 1900 W. MacArthur Street, Shawnee

The Salvation Army reports they have mobilized and have relief efforts in the affected areas.


Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Oklahoma Department of Transportation report some roads remain closed today. Drivers are cautioned to heed warning signs and not drive around barricades.  

Additionally, drivers are asked to be alert and not cause unnecessary congestion on I-35 in Moore and SH-66 in El Reno as tornado relief work continues. However, all lanes are open in these areas.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation cleanup work and repair of damaged signs, cable barrier, fence and eroded areas will continue through the coming weeks.

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


Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports 15,754 homes and businesses without electric service.


Total – all OKC metro: 15,741

Bethany: 349

Choctaw: 54

Del City: 63

El Reno: 423

Midwest City: 634

Moore: 2,210

Mustang: 511

Norman: 481

OKC E: 359

OKC N: 3,253

OKC S: 1,021

OKC W: 2.327

Valley Brook: 141

Yukon: 3,915

Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative

Total: 13

Most in Wetumka area

Cox Telephone reports outage at approximately 8,300. Most are in south Oklahoma City.


Showers and thunderstorms are expected tonight through Thursday across parts of Oklahoma. Significant severe weather is not expected, although a few severe thunderstorms may occur. The more likely threat will be rainfall and potential flooding over areas that received rainfall the past few weeks. Temperatures will be near normal for early June. 


The Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD) is offering free bacterial testing of water from private wells that may have been contaminated by flood waters. The free testing is available to anyone in Oklahoma City-County who suspects that flood waters may have inundated a wellhead or infiltrated well water.

Water testing kits are available at the OCCHD 921 NE 23rd Street location. The laboratory is located in room 105 and is open Monday-Thursday 7:00-5:30.  Water well testing requires that you use a sterile container (provided by OCCHD) and that you appropriately collect 100 milliliters of water.  Bring the sample to the lab within 24 hours of collection.  Results will be available 48 hours after receipt and you will be notified by phone with positive results. For questions concerning water testing, contact the laboratory at 405-425-4340.

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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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