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Severe Weather Situation Update

Sunday, May 26, 2024


May 26, 2024 – 9 a.m.

As a result of severe weather across the state, the State Emergency Operations Center remains activated. 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, Oklahoma American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and the Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.


The Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has confirmed two fatalities in Pryor as a result of storms overnight.


American Red Cross has opened two shelters for residents displaced by the storms:

  • Memorial Heights Baptist Church, 1500 W. Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore
  • Mayes County Fairgrounds, 2200 NE First Street, Pryor

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief has volunteers in Northeast Oklahoma today to help residents with tree debris and other needs. Call 1-844-690-9198 to request assistance or visit


Claremore Police Department reports the city is closed to traffic until noon Sunday. Search and rescue is ongoing. More than 20 injuries are reported.

Damage assessments are continuing today in many counties across the state.


Approximately 8,400 power outages are reported at this time. Areas with the highest outages are Rogers, Mayes, Delaware, McCurtain, and Choctaw counties.


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 26, 2024
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