Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
Situation Update 4
January 16, 2017 5:20 p.m.
WINTER WEATHER CONTINUES TO IMPACT STATE
The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) continues to work with emergency managers in the affected areas and with disaster response, recovery agencies, to includethe Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Oklahoma National Guard, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Oklahoma Insurance Department, National Weather Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief and the Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.
STATE OF EMERGENCY
A State of Emergency remains in effect for all 77 Oklahoma counties. On Thursday, Governor Mary Fallin issued the declaration in advance of the winter storm. The Executive Order allows state agencies to make emergency purchases related to disaster relief and preparedness. The State of Emergency lasts for 30 days.
According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma area hospitals reported 65 total injuries related to the winter weather event:
- 6 cut/pierce
- 50 falls
- 9 transportation-related
SHELTERS AND MASS CARE
The American Red Cross reports the following shelters and warming stations are still open:
Slapout Fire Station, one mile south of Slapout Store in Slapout (warming station)
Gate Community Center on Virginia St. in Gate (warming station)
Vici City Hall, 106 Broadway St. in Vici (warming station)
Camargo Fire Station at the corner of Broadway and Parks in Camargo (warming station)
Arnett Fire Department, 112 Barnes Avenue in Arnett (shelter)
Fargo Fire Department, 202 S. Main Street in Fargo (shelter)
Gage Fire Station, 523 N. Main in Gage (warming station)
Shattuck Fire Department, 206 N. Jenkins in Shattuck (warming station)
Methodist Church, 302 W Jane Jayroe Blvd. in Laverne (shelter and feeding station for power company linemen)
The Pioneer Room, 1212 9th Street in Woodward (shelter)
A shelter at Mooreland Community Center closed Monday at 3 p.m.
Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief reports three chainsaw teams and a mobile kitchen will be on site in the Woodward area. Families in need of assistance with downed trees and large debris from the ice storm can visit www.okdisasterhelp.org or call (405) 516-4822.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports more than 21,400 power outages across the state. There were more than 23,400 customers without power on Monday morning, but crews have been making progress through the day.
OG&E Total Outages - 4,564
PSO Total Outages - 46
Lawton, McAlester, Tulsa areas
Northwestern Electric Cooperative Total Outages - 9,512
Tri-County Electric Cooperative Total Outages - 5,134
Northfork Electric Cooperative Total Outages - 1,226
Roger Mills: 725
CK Energy Electric Cooperative Total Outages - 625
Alfalfa Electric Cooperative Total Outages - 50
Cimarron Electric Cooperative Total Outages - 200
Indian Electric Cooperative Total Outages - 7
Osage, Pawnee counties
Kay Electric Cooperative Total Outages - 1
Verdigris Valley Electric Cooperative Total Outages - 3
Osage, Rogers counties
Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative Total Outages - 7
Delaware, Ottawa, Rogers counties
Kiamichi Electric Cooperative Total Outages - 2
Le Flore County
Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative Total Outages - 1
Cotton Electric Cooperative Total Outages - 1
Red River Valley Rural Electric Association Total Outages - 1
MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITIES
Mooreland: approximately 35
To check CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS in Oklahoma, call the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s ROAD CONDITIONS HOTLINE at 844-465-4997 or go to www.okroads.org. For turnpike information, call the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority at 877-403-7623 or go to www.pikepass.com.
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 9-1-1 for emergencies.