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Situation Update 1


May 4, 2022

As a result of severe weather across the state the State Emergency Operations Center activated today at 10 a.m. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (ODEMHS) remains in contact with emergency managers across the state and coordinating with agencies and organizations including the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma National Guard, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Oklahoma Insurance Department, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, National Weather Service, Oklahoma American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and the Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.


American Red Cross is in the process of setting up a shelter in Seminole for residents displaced by the storms.

Residents can visit the temporary shelter at the First Baptist Church at 420 Reid Street in Seminole, which is open now. The shelter will later be moved to the Kelley Haney Center at Seminole State College at 35391 OK-9 in Seminole.


Okmulgee County Emergency Management reported numerous roads closed due to flooding.

Pottawatomie County Emergency Management reports damage to trees and powerlines north of St. Louis and West of Maud along with damage to a commercial property north of Maud. Additional damage has been reported to structures, powerlines, and trees in Earlsboro and east of Brooksville. Flooding has been reported in Tecumseh.

Seminole Emergency Management reports significant damage to structures including businesses. Power is out across town. Mutual aid from Lincoln, Logan, and Pontotoc Counties are responding. US-377 and State Highway 9 are closed at Seminole due to the storms. Oklahoma Highway Patrol is also providing support.

Storms and flooding are expected to continue overnight.


Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports approximately 12,400 outages statewide. The majority of outages are in the following counties: Hughes, Lincoln, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Pottawatomie, Seminole, and Tulsa.

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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.