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Severe Weather Situation Update

Tuesday, May 07, 2024


May 7, 2024 – 1 a.m.

The State Emergency Operations Center remains activated due to impacts from recent severe weather and ongoing storms today. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) remains in contact with emergency managers across the state and is 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 Office of Homeland Security, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Oklahoma Insurance Department, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, National Weather Service, the Chickasaw Nation, the Muscogee Nation, Oklahoma American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, the Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, and many others.


An American Red Cross shelter is open in Osage County: 

  • Osage County Fairgrounds, 320 Skyline Dr, Pawhuska

Two American Red Cross shelters remain open in Murray and Carter counties:

    •    Crossway First Baptist Church, 2108 W. Broadway Ave., Sulphur

    •    Christ Community Church Ardmore, 2620 Mount Washington Road, Ardmore


Blaine County Emergency Management reports damage to an abandoned hog farm and tank battery, as well as a house struck by lightning. Okeene Emergency Management reports flooded streets, tree damage and downed powerlines.

Craig County Emergency Management reports damage to 4-5 homes in Welch and the Welch School old gym. 

Garfield County Emergency Management reports downed trees and water over the road south of Waukomis, near Bison; and north of Covington. Several vehicles hydroplaned into ditches with no injuries reported. Three barns were destroyed south of Bison.

Kingfisher County reports roof damage to at least one home in Lacey, and one barn damaged near Hennessey. Power poles are down near Hennessey.  Flash flooding occurred in Kingfisher.

Lincoln County Emergency Management reports flooding in Chandler, Tryon and Wellston areas as well as debris in some roadways.   

Midwest City Emergency Management reports powerlines and limbs down. 

Osage County Emergency Management reports tornado damage in Barnsdall area. Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports 30-40 homes damaged in the Barnsdall area. A natural gas leak is also reported. Oklahoma State Department of Health reports a nursing home was damaged and patients are being evacuated. No nursing home patients have injuries requiring hospital care. The Regional Medical Response System is coordinating the evacuation and providing assistance with medical needs. A Natural Gas Leak is reported in Barnsdall and numerous roads are closed due to debris in roadways. Oklahoma Highway Patrol is assisting with rescues. Crews from the numerous jurisdictions are responding to assist with medical transport, traffic and perimeter control, and search and rescue, including: Barnsdall, Blackwell, Cleveland, Fairfax, Mayes County, Nowata County, Owasso, Ponca City, Rogers County, and Oklahoma Task Force 1 Tulsa. A Natural Gas Leak is reported in Barnsdall and numerous roads are closed due to debris in roadways. FirstNet is sending a Cell on Wheels (COW) to assist with cell phone coverage for responders. Wind damage in the Shidler area is also reported. 

Ottawa County Emergency Management reports trees down northwest of Commerce. 

Washington County Emergency Management reports damage from storms. Damage assessments are ongoing. 

Weatherford Emergency Management reports damage to a barn and tree damage between Butler and Foss Lake.


Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports 45,227 outages statewide at 12:30 a.m.

OG&E - TOTAL: 25,914

By city, areas with >100 outages

    •    Moore - 11,805

    •    Oklahoma City - 5,231

    •    Choctaw - 1,783

    •    Midwest City - 1,692

    •    Del City - 779

    •    Norman - 703

    •    Waukomis - 470

    •    Paden - 406

    •    Drummond - 393

    •    Carney - 340

    •    Jennings - 326

    •    Agra - 252

    •    Tryon - 226

    •    Nicoma Park - 196

    •    Douglas - 171

    •    Bison - 127

    •    Guthrie - 125

    •    Maramec - 108

PSO - Total: 8,547

By county, areas with >100 outages

    •    Washington - 5,039

    •    Osage - 2,340

    •    Tulsa - 334

    •    Craig - 300

    •    Nowata - 211

    •    Delaware - 193

    •    Grady - 118


By county, areas with >100 outages:

CKenergy Electric Cooperative - Total: 3,857

    •    Caddo - 3,209

    •    Canadian - 404

    •    Custer - 184

Oklahoma Electric Cooperative - Total: 3,267

    •    Cleveland - 1,573

    •    Grady - 873

    •    McClain - 812

Verdigris Valley Electric Cooperative - Total: 1,294

    •    Osage -  768

    •    Washington - 415

Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative - Total: 1,137

    •    Craig - 745

    •    Ottawa - 185

    •    Delaware - 159

Central Rural Electric Cooperative - Total: 844

    •    Lincoln - 567

    •    Noble - 166

Kay Electric Cooperative - Total: 162


Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management is asking residents impacted by the storms to report damages to their property at Reporting damage helps local and state emergency managers better coordinate response and recovery efforts. Residents can report damage to homes, businesses or agriculture through the online survey.

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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 May 07, 2024
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