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February 26 Situation Update

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security

February 27, 2023 9:30 a.m.


The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activated Sunday due to the forecast for severe weather including dangerous high winds and tornadoes. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (ODEMHS) has been 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 National Guard, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Oklahoma Insurance Department, Oklahoma Management and Enterprise Services, National Weather Service, Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, and others.


A Resource Center is open at the 12th Street Rec Center at 1701 12th Ave NE in Norman. American Red Cross is on site providing food for residents impacted by the storms.

The Salvation Army has a canteen roaming in affected areas of Norman today with food for residents and responders.

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief will be in Cheyenne today with chainsaw teams.


Carter County Emergency Management reports one home and two structures with roof damage.

Duncan Emergency Management reports numerous homes with roof damage, power poles broken and power lines down, and vegetative debris throughout town.

Garfield County Emergency Management reports one manufactured home with roof damage.

Garvin County Emergency Management reports damage to barns and outbuildings and power lines and power poles are down around Elmore City.

Lincoln County Emergency Management reports damage to barns and power poles west of 3480 and Highway 62.

Norman emergency Management reports a resource center is open at the 12th Street Rec Center at 1701 12th Ave NE in Norman. Numerous homes, businesses, and schools were damaged and damage assessment are ongoing.

Pontotoc County Emergency Management reports damage to power poles as well as possible golf ball sized hail in the Stonewall area.

Shawnee Emergency Management reports power poles down along I-40 and in residential areas. Some homes are reported with damage.

Roger Mills County Emergency Management reports at least 20 homes damaged with four homes destroyed. Beckham County and Elk City provided support with search and rescue Sunday night. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is in route to assist with heavy debris removal from residential properties.

Tonkawa Emergency Management reports the power outage in Tonkawa may take one to two days to restore. They have secured generators to keep the water pump operational.


Oklahoma Department of Transportation reports SH 9 remains closed between 24th St. and 36th St. in Norman due to downed power lines. Motorists are asked to please avoid this area.


At the height of the storm Sunday night, there were more than 76,000 power outages reported across the state.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports approximately 16,000 power outages this morning.

OG&E - Total 8,484

Norman - 3,071

Oklahoma City - 2,338

Shawnee - 968

Muskogee - 312

Stonewall - 273

McCloud - 153

Sulphur - 145

Edmond - 143

Davis - 133

Piedmont - 131

Bison - 114

Durant - 72

Hitchcock - 72

Wayne - 64

Springer - 59


PSO (by county) - Total: 3,094

Comanche - 1,325

Tulsa - 1,005

Tillman - 609

Osage - 53


Cooperatives (by county)


Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc.- Total: 3,628

Pottawatomie - 2,034

Lincoln - 708

Seminole - 469

Okfuskee - 415

Hughes 1

McIntosh 1


CKenergy Electric Cooperative - Total: 669 

Caddo - 24

Canadian - 1

Comanche - 22

Kiowa - 538

Washita - 84


Kiamichi Electric Cooperative, Inc. - Total: 423 

Le Flore - 422

Pittsburg - 1


Northfork Electric Cooperative, Inc. - Total: 280 

Beckham - 195

Custer - 1

Dewey - 3

Roger Mills - 78

Washita - 3


Cotton Electric Cooperative, Inc. - Total: 257 

Comanche - 172

Cotton - 8

Stephens - 77


Oklahoma Electric Cooperative - Total: 131 

Cleveland - 111

Grady - 13

McClain - 7


People's Electric Cooperative - Total: 58 

Coal - 2

Murray - 3

Pontotoc - 53


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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 9-1-1 for emergencies.



Last Modified on Feb 27, 2023
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