November 9, 2020 Situation Update 13
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Situation Update 13
November 9, 2020 6 p.m.
STATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER REMAINS ACTIVATED
Due to ongoing power outages, the State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains activated. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (ODEMHS) is in contact with emergency managers across the state and coordinating with agencies and organizations including the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Oklahoma State Department of Education, State Election Board, Oklahoma National Guard, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Oklahoma Insurance Department, Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs, National Weather Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, American Red Cross and other Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.
STATE OF EMERGENCY
Governor Kevin Stitt today extended the state of emergency for two additional weeks for 47 Oklahoma counties: Alfalfa, Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Cimarron, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Creek, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Garvin, Grady, Grant, Greer, Harmon, Harper, Jackson, Jefferson, Kay, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Lincoln, Logan, Major, McClain, Noble, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Osage, Pawnee, Payne, Pottawatomie, Roger Mills, Seminole, Stephens, Texas, Tillman, Tulsa, Washington, Washita, Woods and Woodward.
The Executive Order temporarily suspends requirements for size and weights permits of oversized vehicles transporting materials and supplies used for emergency relief and power restoration.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports approximately 4,492 outages statewide.
OG&E - Total: 3,762
Outages of >50
Oklahoma City - 3,406
Norman - 145
Del City - 121
COOPERATIVES (by county)
CKenergy Electric Cooperative - Total: 669
ETR for most residential customers is 11/10-11/11
Blaine - 1
Caddo - 481
Canadian - 85
Comanche - 21
Custer - 1
Grady - 24
Kiowa - 53
Washita - 2
Dewey - 1
Cimarron Electric Cooperative - Total: 61*
*Remaining Cimarron Electric Cooperative outages are non-residential
Blaine - 2
Canadian - 38
Dewey - 1
Garfield - 1
Kingfisher - 11
Logan - 6
Oklahoma - 2
INJURIES & FATALITIES
Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner reports one fatality attributed to the ice storms.
- Female, 80 years old, Enid, Died October 31
According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, 149 injuries have been reported by area hospitals:
- 14 cut or pierced
- 69 falls
- 21 poisoning
- 12 struck by or against
- 29 transportation related
- 4 other
SHELTERS AND MASS CARE
United Way of Central Oklahoma, Heartline Oklahoma and nonprofit partner agencies are helping provide access to food, water and temporary housing for Oklahomans who were impacted by weather damage and power outages from the recent ice storm.
155 households have been served by this program.
Who should request assistance?
- Those currently without power who have critical needs.
- Those whose homes have sustained storm damage making it uninhabitable.
How to request assistance:
- If you have access to the internet, please visit bit.ly/OKicestorm and complete the online form. A case manager will then follow up with you.
- If you do not have internet access, please call 2-1-1 and wait to speak with helpline specialist.
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief chainsaw teams are providing assistance with tree debris. Contact 2-1-1 or visit https://www.okdisasterhelp.org/request-assistance to request assistance.
EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AID FOR VETERANS
Veterans and dependents may be eligible for emergency financial aid if they were affected by last week’s ice storm. Visit https://odva.ok.gov/vsr-staff-directory/ to find a Veteran Services Representative and get the application started.
DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS ONGOING
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (ODEMHS) reports damage assessments are ongoing across the state. ODEMHS is working to collect damage estimates needed for the state to request federal assistance. A presidential disaster declaration would help municipalities, counties, tribes, state agencies and some private non-profits recoup up to 75 percent of the costs of responding to the ice storm, removing debris, repairing damaged roads, and other eligible disaster-related expenses.
RESIDENTS ASKED TO REPORT DAMAGE
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is asking residents impacted by the recent storms to report physical damages to their homes or businesses at damage.ok.gov. Reporting damage helps local and state emergency managers better coordinate response and recovery efforts. Residents can report damage to homes, businesses or agriculture through the online survey.
EMERGENCY PRICE STABILIZATION ACT IN EFFECT
Attorney General Mike Hunter reminds contractors and individuals the state’s Emergency Price Stabilization Act is still in effect for all 77 counties with the ongoing disaster emergency declaration due to COVID-19.
The price gouging statute prohibits an increase of more than 10 percent for the price of goods and services after a declared emergency. Additionally, the act allows the attorney general to pursue charges against individuals or businesses that engage in price gouging.
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.