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Severe Weather Situation Update

Tuesday, April 02, 2024


April 2, 2024 - 12:30 p.m. Update

As a result of severe weather across the state yesterday, the State Emergency Operations Center was activated. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) 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.


Osage County Emergency Management damage in Barnsdall including the following: three homes were destroyed (one uninhabited), one home had major damage, and two homes had minor damage. Additional damage occurred to several outbuildings in the area. A nursing home in Barnsdall was without power so the county provided generators and EMS provided additional oxygen tanks. Power restoration is expected this evening. Additional tree debris is reported northwest of Wynona. Osage Nation Emergency Management reports tree damage. 

Nowata County Emergency Management reports that storm damage in the county appears to be limited to 2-3 mile area just north of the town of Delaware, in the area from EW 15 to EW 16. There are power poles down, snapped and in pieces along Rd 413 between EW 15 and EW16. There are additional trees damaged along Old Hwy 169 and guard rail damage where the semi rollover occurred. One barn with a living space inside had roof damage and OEM is locating tarps to share with the emergency manager.

Noble County had power poles down across Hwy 156 during the storms last night and requested mutual aid from Kay County to assist with entrapped vehicle.

Garvin County Emergency Management reports one mobile home with roof damage three miles east of Elmore.

Seminole Emergency Management reports flash flooding occurred during the storms.


Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief and American Red Cross are in Osage County conducting damage assessments and needs assessments and will assist accordingly.


At the height of the storms, there were more than 12,000 outages statewide. Today, there are approximately 1,500 without power, including 972 in Osage County and 181 in Hughes County.

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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.


Last Modified on Apr 02, 2024
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