Situation Update 4
SEVERE WEATHER IMPACTS STATE
May 7, 2022
As a result of severe weather and flooding impacts across the state, the State Emergency Operations Center 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 Corporation Commission, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma National Guard, Oklahoma State Department of Education, 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.
The American Red Cross reports two shelters remain open:
- Kelly Haney Center, Seminole State College, 35390 OK-9, Seminole
- New Beginnings Church, 4104 E 151st Street S, Bixby
Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports approximately 960 outages statewide. The majority of outages are in Seminole County.
Oklahoma Department of Transportation reports the following highways are closed due to high water:
- SH-80 west of Hulbert is closed.
- SH-56 about 4 miles west of Okmulgee near Dripping Springs Lake
For up to the minute info on closures, download the free Drive Oklahoma mobile app or visit www.okroads.org.
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.