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Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management

Situation Update 2

May 18, 2017 - 9 p.m.


The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) remains activated due to the effects of severe weather and the threat for continued severe weather through the week. OEM is in contact with emergency managers in the affected areas and are coordinating with agencies and organizations including the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, 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.


A State of Emergency remains in effect for all 77 Oklahoma counties due to severe storms, flooding, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and snow that began April 29. Under the Executive Order, state agencies can make emergency purchases and acquisitions needed to expedite the delivery of resources to local jurisdictions. The declaration also marks a first step toward seeking federal assistance should it be necessary and may be extended for an additional 30 days if needed.


City of Walters officials report some roof damage and power poles down. Numerous streets are flooded.

Custer County Emergency Management reports no damage has been identified from today’s storms.

Major County Emergency Management reports some structures damaged by storms in northwestern Major County. Damage assessments are underway.

Dewey County Emergency Management reports no damage has been identified from today’s storms.

City of Cordell Officials report several businesses sustained roof damage and numerous power poles and power lines are down.

Jackson County Emergency Management reports no damage has been identified from today’s storms near Duke.

There have been no requests for state assistance.


The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs had representatives in Elk City today assisting any Veterans affected by the storms.


No injuries or fatalities have been reported from today’s storms.

Tuesday’s storms resulted in the following injuries and fatality:

  • 1 fatality as confirmed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
  • 4 injuries were treated at area hospitals, as reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health

Oklahoma State Department of Health has provided 23 Tetanus shots.


The Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports 27,580 statewide.

PSO - Total: 2,947

Largest outages

Tulsa Northeast (includes Sand Springs): 1,379

Duncan: 764

Tipton area: 606

Elk City, Hobart, Sayre: 178

OG&E - Total: 11,200

Further details not available – system problems.

Cotton Electric Cooperative - Total: 4,719

Comanche County: 2,579

Cotton County: 1,083

Grady County: 11

Jefferson County: 18

Stephens County: 997

Tillman County: 31

Oklahoma Electric Cooperative – Total: 2,196

Cleveland County: 2,113

Grady County: 5

McClain County: 71

Oklahoma County: 4

Pottawatomie County: 3

Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative – Total: 380

Hughes County: 1

Lincoln County: 164

Pottawatomie County: 215

Tri-County Electric Cooperative – Total: 225

Texas County: 225

Indian Electric Cooperative - Total: 166

Creek County: 160

Osage County: 6

Northfork Electric Cooperative – Total: 145

Beckham County: 145

Northwestern Electric Cooperative - Total: 122

Major County: 59

Woods County: 1

Woodward County: 62

Alfalfa Electric Cooperative - Total: 62

Alfalfa County: 3

Garfield County: 9

Grant County: 12

Major County: 1

Woods County: 37

Central Electric Cooperative – Total: 52

Lincoln County: 52

Rural Electric Cooperative - Total: 22

Garvin County: 4

Grady County: 2

McClain County: 16

Cimarron Electric Cooperative - Total: 11

Blaine County: 6

Canadian County: 5

Comanche Municipal Power – Total: 800

Walters Municipal Power – 1300

Cordell Municipal Power – 1500

Pond Creek Municipal Power – Total: 600

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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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