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February 27 Situation Update 2

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security

February 27, 2023 5:30 p.m.


The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains activated due to impacts from severe weather, tornadoes, and high winds on Sunday. 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 National Guard, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Oklahoma Insurance Department, Oklahoma Management and Enterprise Services, National Weather Service, Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, and others.


Roger Mills County confirmed weather-related fatality in Cheyenne.

According to OSDH, the following 55 weather-related injuries have been reported by area hospitals since yesterday. 

Transportation related - 5

Struck by or against - 13

Fall - 16

Cut/pierce - 10

Other - 11


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 is in Cheyenne today with chainsaw teams.


Initial damage assessments in Norman found 40 homes destroyed or with major damage and 29 with minor damage. Assessments were completed by ODEMHS and Caddo Nation Emergency Management on behalf of Norman Emergency Management.

Pottawatomie County Emergency Management reports 47 homes with damage in the McCloud and Shawnee areas. American Red Cross is assisting impacted residents.

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.

Damage has been reported in at least 18 other counties.


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.


The Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports approximately 9,800 power outages this morning.


OG&E - Total 6,007 

Norman - 2,993

Oklahoma City - 2,092

Stonewall - 273

McLoud - 137

Sulphur - 97

Davis - 71

Springer - 59


PSO - Total: 124

No county with >50 outages


Cooperatives (by county)


Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc.- Total: 3,047

Pottawatomie - 1,795

Lincoln - 370

Seminole - 465

Okfuskee - 417


Kiamichi Electric Cooperative, Inc.

LeFlore - 421


Oklahoma Electric Cooperative - Total: 138

Cleveland - 137

McClain - 1


CKenergy Electric Cooperative - Total: 100

Caddo - 14

Kiowa - 76

Washita - 10


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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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