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State of Emergency Declared for 35 Oklahoma Counties

Posted by feww on May 31, 2012

Tornadoes, severe storms, hail and flooding force OK governor to declare State of Emergency

The storms crossed Okla. Tuesday night and continued battering the state into Wednesday morning causing severe damage to homes, businesses and vehicles, as well as numerous power outages.

“The severe storms that crossed the state on Tuesday left behind massive damage to personal and business property that will need to be repaired,” state Attorney General said.

The declaration has also activated the state’s price-gouging statute, which prohibits increases of more than 10 percent in the price of goods and services during the emergency period.

  • The counties included in the disaster declaration are Alfalfa, Blaine, Bryan, Caddo, Canadian, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Creek, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Garvin, Grady, Grant, Harper, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Latimer, Lincoln, Logan, Love, Major, McClain, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Pittsburg, Pottawatomie, Stephens, Tillman, Tulsa, Washita, Woods and Woodward.
  • Additional counties may be added to the declaration if conditions warrant.

Other Global Disasters, Significant Events

  • Southwestern USA.Record warmth is expected for the Southwestern U.S. Thursday and Friday, NWS reported.
    • “The warming trend continues this week across the southwestern United States. High temperatures will reach or exceed record values Thursday and Friday for the lower deserts of southwest Arizona and southeast California. On Thursday, temperatures are expected to range from 109 degrees in Phoenix to 113 degrees in Parker, Arizona with even higher readings expected on Friday.” NWS said.

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